The story of Italy’s first family is one of political cunning, artistic genius, infidelity, execution and revenge. With sumptuous colour illustrations.
With only two genuine dates, this irreverent romp is history as every schoolboy would wish it – hilarious and memorable.
In this edition the full Molesworth tetralogy is gathered together along with Ronald Searle’s witty and wicked cartoons. Now back by popular demand, it also includes an introduction by poet Wendy Cope.
Boethius’ incredible presence of mind enabled him to produce this work of genius while he awaited execution on a false charge of treason. For many years the most popular book in Europe next to the Bible, its relevance endures.
Contemporary engravings illuminate a moving collection of prose by the celebrated poet.