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  • «Candida Soror» by Maria Santini
    The life story of the best loved sister of Giovanni Pascoli: Mariu'
    ISBN 88-86792-93-X pp. 352 Euro 25,00

    Maria Pascoli, called Mariu' at home, spent all the life side by side with her brother: Giovanni Pascoli. After a research spreading over some years, Maria Santini tell the life story of this thin and strong woman and through her here is too the life story at home of  the greatest poet in Italian literature between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth.
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  • «Giovanni Pascoli» by Gian Luigi Ruggio
    The life story of one of the best italian poets.
    ISBN 88-86792-12-2 pp. 504 Euro 17,05

    After a research spreading over twenty-five years, it took a three-year daily stint as a writer for Gian Luigi Ruggio to produce the first and most exhaustive biography of Giovanni Pascoli, the greatest poet in Italian literature between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. Ruggio, the Conservatore di Casa Pascoli, is a professor who for more than two decades has had the responsibility to preserve and study the poet’s 161.000 manuscripts. In a large appendix all the best poems by Pascoli.
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  • «The Misunderstood Queen» by Luciano Regolo
    The life story of Italian Queen Maria José di Savoia
    ISBN 88-86792-29-8 pp. 448 Euro 20,00

    The life story of Maria Josť di Savoia, the last Queen of Italy. The first biography with news, evidence and documents that had never been published before. For the first and last time until her death in 2001– and only for this book – Maria Josť di Savoia accepted to speak at length about her life, talking ad lib to the author about such historical figures as Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Benedetto Croce, Albert Einstein, Mao Tsedong... An interesting book not only for Italians but also for everybody interested in events that are part of world as well as European history.
    This book has been translated in French for Editions Racine and published in Belgium in 2001. It has been a smash hit among French speakers.
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  • «A King and a Gentleman» by Luciano Regolo
    The life story of the King of Italy Umberto di Savoia
    ISBN 88-86792-14-X pp. 696 illustrated Euro 19,62

    The life story of Umberto di Savoia, the last King of Italy who died in exile. The most exhaustive biography ever written on this real "gentleman", as everybody - both friends and enemies -  judged him. A true story containing documents never published before and based on first-hand historical research. A story that is well written and poignant as a piece of literary fiction. This biography is the natural complement of the previous one, «The misunderstood queen».
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  • «Jelena» by Luciano Regolo
    The life story of the Queen of Italy Elena di Savoia
    ISBN 88-86792-41-7 pp. 800 illustrated Euro 25,00

    Published on the 50th anniversary of her death, the 28th of November 2002, this biography comes out after a two-year research carried out all over the world. Luciano Regolo’s readers are fully acquainted with the originality of his works. Works full of documents and evidence that have never been published before. Works so well written that are as enjoyable as a good novel. He keeps his promise with this biography, too. Even those who are quite familiar with her life will find something new in a book that makes a surprise reading about the extraordinary woman who came from Montenegro to be the Queen of Italy.
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  • «The Holy Queen» by Luciano Regolo
    The life story of the Queen of the Two Sicily’s kingdom Maria Cristina di Savoia
    ISBN 88-86792-22-0 pp. 504 illustrated Euro 20,66

    Yes, there may be a saint even among queens and kings. Maria Cristina di Savoia, wife of Ferdinando II, king of the Naples and the Two Sicily's kingdom, is a case in point. Maria Cristina died very young, giving birth to Francesco, the last king of Naples, but she led so saintly a life that Pope Pio IX declared her a "venerable" in the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Pio XI judged her of "heroic virtues" and now she is going to consecrate a "blessed". In this passionate biography, young historian Luciano Regolo for the first time tells the life story of a queen who has been invoked as a saint since the nineteenth century. The true and the deeply moving story of a woman who dedicated her life to helping the people.
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  • «The Dreams' Vessel» by Marina Ceratto
    The life story of Caterina Boratto, the famous italian actress "rediscovered" by Federico Fellini.
    ISBN 88-86792-24-7 pp. 264 Euro 18,08

    From 1910 to our own day: the true novel of a passionate life through two world wars and many tragedies. Caterina Boratto, who in the thirties costarred in Hollywood with such actors as Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable, Mirna Loy, Greta Garbo, has a very strong temper, and was never defeated by any big problems. Her daughter, Marina Ceratto, tells a story that could be the symbol of the twentieth-century woman. A very interesting book. From its pages could come out a first-class movie of adventures, intrigues and love.
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  • «Matilde di Canossa» by Maria Santini
    The dramatic life story of a queen of one thousand years ago.
    ISBN 88-86792-28-X pp. 160 Euro 15,50

    Maria Santini is a writer as well as an essayist, and this book shows her to be a first-rate storyteller. She tells the story of a queen – a brave woman of one thousand years ago – making it a thrilling read that grips you from start to finish. Quite unusually for a biography of a well known historical personality, this one arouses your curiosity so much that you won’t be able to bear the suspense a moment longer. A read that’s sheer magic.
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  • «Liszt» by Maria Santini
    The life story of the famous Hungarian composer.
    ISBN 88-86792-42-5 pp. 256 Euro 20,00

    The nineteenth century was enchanted by this handsome, extraordinary pianist and composer. In Franz Liszt, art and love for came together to make him a leading protagonist of his own time. Maria Santini writes his story as a great novelist capable of blending research with storytelling for the pleasure of the reader.
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  • «Carlo Magno and His Time»
    ISBN 88-86792-33-3 pp. 180 Euro 15,50
    The biography of the most famous medieval sovereign along with the account of the day-by-day life in his time. The first volume of a new collection that combines the life story of a leading historical or cultural personality with a report on the way of live in their period.
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  • «Maometto and His Time»
    ISBN 88-86792-91-3 pp. 240 Euro 20,00
    The life story of Mohammed, the prophet of Islam along with the account of the day-by-day life in his time. The second volume of a new collection that combines the life story of a leading historical or cultural personality with a report on the way of live in their period.
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  • «Silvio Pellico and Jiuliette Colbert»
    ISBN 88-86792-90-5 pp. 240 Euro 20,00
    The life story of Silvio Pellico, a writer and a patriot. One of the founding fathers of Italy as a united country. And the story of his tender friendship with the marchioness of Barolo
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  • «A pianist for the dictator» by Roberto Festorazzi
    The intriguing, passionate life story of Magda Brard, the French pianist who fell in love with Benito Mussolini.
    ISBN 88-86792-18-2 pp. 192 Euro 15,50

    A story unearthed by Roberto Festorazzi, one of the most popular history investigative journalists in Italy. The “true novel” of the love between a great artist and the Italian dictator during the Second World War, and the revelation of a child born from this secret love. A book of interest to the general reader as well as to the well read in Italian Fascism.
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