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The Takeover

The Takeover

Author(s): Muriel Spark

Location(s): Nemi

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1970s



In the cool, historic sanctuary of Nemi rests the spirit of Diana, the Benevolent-Malign Goddess whose priests once stalked the sacred grove. Now Hubert Mallindaine, self-styled descendent of the Italian huntress, has claimed spiritual rights to a villa at Nemi – a villa with a view to kill.

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The time is now, the place is Italy, particularly the enchanted lake at Nemi, southeast of Rome, where the Temple of Diana once stood….where the Fragolini grow…where Caligula practised his battle skills… – Leonie...

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