> Skip to content
  • Published: 27 October 1994
  • ISBN: 9780140166446
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $39.99

Florence



A pearl of biographers' New Statesman

This book is as captivating as the city itself. Hibbert's gift is weaving political, social and art history into an elegantly readable and marvellously lively whole. The author's book on Florence will also be at once a history and a guide book and will be enhanced by splendid photographs and illustrations and line drawings which will describe all teh buildings and treasures of the city.

  • Published: 27 October 1994
  • ISBN: 9780140166446
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $39.99

About the author

Christopher Hibbert

Christopher Hibbert was born in Leicestershire in 1924 and educated at Radley and Oriel College, Oxford. He served as an infantry officer during the war, was twice wounded and was awarded the Military Cross in 1945. Described by Professor J. H. Plumb as 'a writer of the highest ability' and in the New Statesman as 'a pearl of biographers', he is, in the words of The Times Educational Supplement, 'perhaps the most gifted popular historian we have'.

Christopher Hibbert is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He is married with two sons and a daughter and lives in Henley-on-Thames.

Also by Christopher Hibbert

See all

Related titles