I finished this book this week! (I have been reading it for two months.) It is a difficult but intriguing read. One of the reasons I persevered was because I was learning so much about French and Italian history. It deals with conspiracies, anti-Semitism, The Freemasons and the Catholic Church. All the names, places, publications and dates are purported to be true. I checked several of them and found that to be so. At the centre of this novel is a fictitious character called Simonini, he meets people like Giuseppe Garibaldi, Dr. Freud and Madam Blavatsky.
This book is beautifully illustrated and, would you believe, contains many recipes.
Reviewed by Moxie
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