Agostino d Anguissola is a formidable character as tyrant of Modolfo and Lord of Carmina, he is not a man to be ignored. And for the state of Piacenza, he is a terrifying and mighty master of whom his subjects live in fear and awe. 'The Strolling Saint' chronicles d Anguissola s very personal testimony and his often harrowing confessions."
Rafael Sabatini was born to an English mother and Italian father, both well-known opera singers. At 17 Sabatini moved to England, where, after a brief stint in the business world, he started to write. His major breakthrough came with Scaramouche, which became an international bestseller and was followed by the equally successful Captain Blood. All his earlier books were then rushed into reprint. Many of his novels were subsequently adapted into classic films, which appealed to both a male and female market with their drama, romance and action, set against a variety of historical settings.