The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell, Read by Genevieve Gaunt, Afterword by Maggie O’Farrell
A Captivating Performance of a Historical Novel
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Three talented women—narrator, author, and protagonist—combine forces for this gripping historical novel, The Marriage Portrait, set in Renaissance Italy. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss this Earphones Award-winning historical audiobook about Lucrezia de’ Medici of Florence. Lucrezia married Duke Alfonso d’Este of Ferrara in 1559, when she was 15 years old. Genevieve Gaunt’s captivating performance illuminates the suspenseful tale like gold leaf on a beautiful manuscript. Author Maggie O’Farrell, author of the award-winning Hamnet, delivers her afterword explaining her novelistic modifications to the few available historical facts.