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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, Illustrations (chiefly col.), maps, ports. (chiefly col.)
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 05/06/2008
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780571233168