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Lucien is in bed seriously ill with cancer. So how can he simultaneously exist in full health in a strange city that looks oddly like Venice - and yet couldn't be more different? Lucien has arrived in Bellezza, ruled by the powerful Duchessa, but it is his method of travel that marks Lucien out. Through an innocent gift of a Venetian notebook, Lucien has become a member of the Stravaganti, travellers in time and place. He has entered a world thick with drama, colour, intrigue and danger for which he is ill-prepared.
|Publication date:||1st March 2008|
|Publisher:||A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
Mary Hoffman's first book, White Magic, was published in 1975. Since then, she has written more than eighty books for children, including the picture book Amazing Grace, the Stravaganza series of novels and the anti-war anthology Lines in the Sand. She also runs the children's book review magazine Armadillo.More About Mary Hoffman