Flashback Friday: Blood and Beauty


I’m preparing to take down my old blog. My reviewing style on that blog was different. Back then I crammed all of my reviews into one monthly post. Yikes!  So, Flashback Friday is a new feature–a book review from way back! I chose the first title after seeing it in an “in progress” reading list on another book blog.

My Review

I LOVED Jeremy Irons in the tv series The Borgias, so when I saw this I hoped it would be good and it was! This is a vividly told page turner! The setting, the characters, the gamesmanship–all were exciting. The wily Rodrigo Borgia, aka Pope Alexander VI, and his family had  fascinating, if ruthless, lives! The notes at the end were very good as well–pointing out what was “legend” and what was documented “history.” I will definitely read more by this author.  4 Stars.

 Blood and Beauty: The Borgias : A Novel by Sarah Dunant.

From my old blog, July 21 2014.



My favorite scene from The Bogias! “Don’t Wake The Baby!”





2 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Blood and Beauty

  1. I loved that TV series and Jeremy Irons was fantastic in it. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed Blood and Beauty I have been wanting to read it for quite some time and I bought it last month so I hope to get to it soon. 🙂

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