Author(s): Andrea di Robilant
In 1797, Lucia, a beautiful statesman's daughter was married off to a powerful Venetian, only to be caught up in the turbulence of Napoleon's march. This is her story, from dazzling young hostess in Habsburg Vienna, lady-in-waiting at the court of Prince Eugene de Beauharnais in Milan, single mother in Paris during the fall of Napoleon's Empire to Byron's hard-fisted landlady during the poet's stay in Venice.
A sumptuous and page-turning biography of a remarkable woman, by the author of the international bestseller A Venetian Affair.
Andrea di Robilant was born in Rome in 1957. He was educated at Le Rosey (Switzerland) and Columbia University, where he studied history and international politics. He has worked as a journalist all his life, in Europe, the United States and Latin America. His previous book, A Venetian Affair, was published to great acclaim in 2004. He lives in Rome with his wife and two sons.