Monday, February 15, 2010

The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen

The Creation of Eve

Lynn Cullen

The Creation of Eve centers around a real but little know artist of the Renaissance, Sofonisba Anguissola. The story follows her from being a student to Michaelangelo to being the favorite lady in the Spanish Court of Felipe II.
For all of you Phillipa Gregory fans out there, I highly recommend this novel (to be released March 26). It combines strong characters, interesting history and a sense of melancholy in every page of Sofi's diary. Cullen creates great contrast between Sofi and the typical ladies serving the Queen. The Queen herself is what you would expect a  year old girl to be, but her learning process is so interesting to follow as she has to fight to keep her head above water in so many situations.

If you are a fan of Historical Fiction this will probably be right up your ally.

Thanks for the LibraryThings early review program for the book

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