A mystery and coming-of-age novel set in a grand house in nineteenth-century Italy - Kate Morton meets the Brontes.
Beatrice Masini was born in Milan. She is a well-known and successful writer of books for children and teens, translated into over twenty languages, from Finnish to Thai. She works as an editor in an Italian publishing group and has translated books such as the Harry Potter saga by J. K. Rowling. In 2004 she received the prestigious Andersen Prize for best children's author of the year.
Bianca is reminiscent of both Elizabeth Bennet of Pride and
Prejudice and Jo March of Little Women * Il Sole 24 Ore
There's something of Manzoni . . . there are the heartbeats of the youngest Bronte sister, Anne, with her Agnes Grey . . . and, as in Rowling's Casual Vacancy, children are the best part of the story * la Repubblica *