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Paul Strathern is the author of numerous books about science, history, philosophy and literature, including two series, Philosophers in 90 Minutes and The Big Idea: Scientists Who Changed the World, and the Sunday Times bestseller The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance. He also won a Somerset Maugham award for his novel A Season in Abyssinia. He formerly lectured in philosophy and mathematics at Kingston University. He lives in London.


'I find them hard to stop reading . . . seductive . . . Mr. Strathern's books are well-written, clear and informed; they have a breezy wit about them' - The New York Times on PHILOSOPHERS IN 90 MINUTES'Strathern combines diligent archival research with an exemplary narrative verve and keeps the pages turning' - Financial Times on DEATH IN FLORENCE'Lust and greed is a fascinating study in itself, and Paul Strathern's Death in Florence grips the reader from the first page . . . It is an arresting and horrifying tale, and Strathern tells it with immense skill and verve' - New Statesman on DEATH IN FLORENCE

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