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Download or read book The Glassblower of Murano written by Marina Fiorato and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-07-19 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The bestselling first historical love story set in Venice, from Marina Fiorato. For fans of Philippa Gregory, Sarah Dunant and Alison Weir. 1681. Glassblowing is the lifeblood of the Republic and Venetian mirrors are more precious than gold. Jealously guarded by the murderous Council of Ten, the glassblowers of Murano are virtually imprisoned on their island in the lagoon. But the greatest artist of their number, Corradino Manin, sells his methods and his soul to the Sun King, Louise XIV of France, to protect his secret daughter . . . Centuries later his descendant, Nora Manin, escapes an unhappy life in London, determined to apprentice as a glassblower in the city of her ancestors. Passionate and gifted, her famous family name places her in danger within the ancient foundries when timeles rivalries rise to the surface. As she finds new life and love in Venice, Nora's fate becomes inextricably linked with that of Corradino as the treacherous secrets of his life come to light.


Download In Pursuit of Visibility  Essays in Archaeology  Ethnography  and Text in Honor of Beth Alpert Nakhai PDF
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Download or read book In Pursuit of Visibility Essays in Archaeology Ethnography and Text in Honor of Beth Alpert Nakhai written by Jennie Ebeling and published by Archaeopress Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2022-06-09 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fifteen diverse essays honour the distinguished career of Beth Alpert Nakhai, a scholar of Canaan and ancient Israel; in this volume, Professor Nakhai’s students and colleagues celebrate her important contributions to the field of Near Eastern Archaeology and tireless efforts to acknowledge and support women in the profession.


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Download or read book Daughter of Siena written by Marina Fiorato and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-05-26 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Palio: Siena's famously dangerous and hard-fought horse race. A year of planning, ten riders, three circuits of the piazza - and all over in a single moment. But this year, for two of the women watching, far more than the coveted prize is at stake. For Pia of the Tolomei, the most beautiful woman in Siena, the Palio is her last hope of escaping a violent marriage. For Violante de Medici, it marks the start of what her enemies intend to be her last month as governess of the city. Isolated in her palace, surrounded by conspirators, she must find the courage to uncover a plot that threatens her very existence. The trumpets sound. And into the piazza rides an unknown horseman, clad in the colours of the Tower contrada. What he does during the race will not only change the lives of Pia and Violante, but alter the course of the Medici dynasty itself. Alive with all the colour and rich historical detail that marks Marina Fiorato's work, Daughter of Siena is a dramatic and compelling story of treachery, courage and the power of love.


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Download or read book The Venetian Contract written by Marina Fiorato and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-06-21 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Like her bestselling THE GLASSBLOWER OF MURANO, Marina Fiorato's fifth unforgettable historical love story is set in Venice. For fans of Philippa Gregory, Sarah Dunant and Alison Weir. 1576. Five years after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Lepanto, a ship steals unnoticed into Venice bearing a deadly cargo. A man more dead than alive, disembarks and staggers into Piazza San Marco. He brings a gift to Venice from Constantinople. Within days the city is infected with bubonic plague - and the Turkish Sultan has his revenge. But the ship also holds a secret stowaway - Feyra, a young and beautiful harem doctor fleeing a future as the Sultan's concubine. Only her wits and medical knowledge keep her alive as the plague ravages Venice. In despair the Doge commissions the architect Andrea Palladio to build the greatest church of his career - an offering to God so magnificent that Venice will be saved. But Palladio's own life is in danger too, and it will require all skills of medico Annibale Cason, the city's finest plague doctor, to keep him alive. But what Annibale had not counted on was meeting Feyra, who is now under Palladio's protection, a woman who can not only match his medical skills but can also teach him how to care.


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Download or read book Heathcliff Redux written by Lily Tuck and published by Atlantic Monthly Press. This book was released on 2020-02-04 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A provocative and haunting new collection from critically acclaimed writer Lily Tuck, Heathcliff Redux, A Novella and Stories explores, with cool precision, the hidden dynamics and unspoken conflicts at the heart of human relationships. In the novella, a married woman reads Wuthering Heights at the same time that she falls under the erotic and destructive spell of her own Heathcliff. In the stories that follow, a single photograph illuminates the intricate web of connections between friends at an Italian café; a forgotten act of violence in New York’s Carl Schurz Park returns to haunt the present; and a woman is prompted by a flurry of mysterious emails to recall her time as a member of the infamous Rajneesh cult. With keen psychological insight and delicate restraint, Heathcliff Redux, A Novella and Stories pries open the desires, doubts, and secret motives of its characters and exposes their vulnerabilities to the light. Sharp and unflinching, the novella and stories together form an exquisitely crafted collection from one of our most treasured, award-winning writers.


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Download or read book Rick Steves Venice written by Rick Steves and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2019-11-12 with total page 524 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Glide along the canals and meander down the cobblestone alleys as you soak up the art, history, and culture of Venice with Rick Steves by your side. Inside Rick Steves Venice you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Venice Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from St. Mark's Basilica and the Rialto Bridge to the charming city of Padua How to connect with local culture: Say "buongiorno" to the fish mongers at the morning market, snack on chicchetti at a local wine bar, and people-watch on a sunny piazza Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a scoop of gelato Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and museums, plus a Grand Canal Cruise tour Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, an Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on the San Marco District, Santa Croce, Cannaregio, and more, with side trips to Padua, Vicenza, Verona, and Ravenna Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Venice. Spending less than a week in the city? Check out Rick Steves Pocket Venice!


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Download or read book Claiming the Virgin s Baby written by Jennie Lucas and published by Harlequin. This book was released on 2020-05-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She’s never been touched But she’s carrying his heir! Seven months pregnant, innocent surrogate Rosalie realizes she can’t bear to give away the child she’s carrying for a childless Italian couple. She flies to Venice to beg forgiveness, only to discover brooding Alex Falconeri is a widower…and he has no idea she is expecting his baby! Alex can’t throw away this chance to know his surprise heir. But Rosalie is torturously sweet temptation… After his cold, loveless marriage, Alex has sworn he will not marry again. But he’s starting to think he’ll do anything to make Rosalie his!


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Download or read book Harlequin Presents May 2020 Box Set 1 of 2 written by Jennie Lucas and published by Harlequin. This book was released on 2020-05-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Harlequin Presents brings you four full-length stories in one collection! Experience the glamorous lives of royals and billionaires, where passion knows no bounds. Be swept into a world of luxury, wealth and exotic locations. This box set includes: CLAIMING THE VIRGIN’S BABY By USA TODAY bestselling author Jennie Lucas Surrogate Rosalie realises she can’t bear to give away the child she’s carrying for a childless Italian couple. She flies to Venice to beg forgiveness, only to discover billionaire Alex is a widower…and he had no idea she was expecting his baby! HIS SECRETARY’S NINE-MONTH NOTICE By USA TODAY bestselling author Cathy Williams Handing in her notice was not part of dedicated Violet’s plan … And definitely not because she’s carrying her boss’s baby! Still, nothing is quite as unexpected as Matt’s reaction. He wants his child — and Violet! THE GREEK’S UNKNOWN BRIDE By USA TODAY bestselling author Abby Green Sasha’s life changes beyond recognition after a shocking accident - her amnesia has made sure of that. She can’t even remember marrying Apollo, her devastatingly handsome Greek husband! Although she does remember their intimate, searing passion… CROWNING HIS UNLIKELY PRINCESS By Michelle Conder Cassidy’s boss, Logan, is about to become King! She’s busy trying to organise his royal diary — and handle the desire he’s suddenly awakened! But when Logan reveals he craves her too, Cassidy must decide: could she really be his Princess? For more stories filled with passion and drama, look for Harlequin Presents May 2020 Box Set — 2 of 2


Download Beatrice and Benedick PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781466888982
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Download or read book Beatrice and Benedick written by Marina Fiorato and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2015-12-08 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hidden in the language of Shakespeare's best-loved comedy Much Ado About Nothing are several clues to an intriguing tale. It seems that the witty lovers Beatrice and Benedick had a previous love affair that ended bitterly. But how did they meet? Why did they part? And what brought them together again? When nineteen-year-old Beatrice is brought to live at her uncle's court in Sicily to be a companion to his daughter, she first meets Benedick, a young soldier who is there with a Spanish lord on a month-long sojourn. As they begin to wage their war of wit, their words mask their deep love for one another. But the pair are cruelly parted by misunderstanding and slander. Heartbroken, Benedick sails to England on the ill-fated Spanish Armada. Beatrice returns to her home in the North and an unwanted betrothal. While Benedick must fight for his life on board ship, Beatrice fights for her freedom from an arranged marriage. From the point of view of Beatrice and Benedick we hear the lovers tell their own story, taking us from the sunlit southern courts of Sicily, to the crippled Armada on the frozen northern seas, to the gorgeous Renaissance cities of the north. From Marina Fiorato, author of the acclaimed historical novel The Glassblower of Murano, comes a beautifully imagined Beatrice and Benedick.


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Download or read book The Botticelli Secret written by Marina Fiorato and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-07-19 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The third unforgettable historical love story set in Italy from Marina Fiorato, author of the bestseller THE GLASSBLOWER OF MURANO. For fans of Philippa Gregory, Sarah Dunant and Alison Weir. Florence looks like gold and smells like sulphur . . .In the colourful world of fifteenth-century Italy, Luciana Vetra is young and beautiful, a part-time model and full-time whore. When she is asked to pose as the goddess Flora for Sandro Botticelli's painting La Primavera, she is willing to oblige - until the artist abruptly sends her away without payment. Affronted, she steals an unfinished version of the painting - only to find that someone is ready to kill her to get it back. As friends and associates are murdered around her, Luciana turns to the one man who has never tried to exploit her beauty, Brother Guido della Torre, a novice at the monastery of Santa Croce. Fleeing Florence together, Luciana and Guido race through the nine great cities of Renaissance Italy, desperately trying to decode the painting's secrets before their enemies stop them.


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Download or read book The Double Life of Mistress Kit Kavanagh written by Marina Fiorato and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-07-16 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in hardback as Kit. An unforgettable historical romance based on an astonishing true story from international bestseller Marina Fiorato - perfect for fans of Poldark and The Scandalous Lady W. Dublin 1702. Irish beauty Kit Kavanagh has everything she could want in life. Newly married, she runs a successful alehouse with her beloved husband Richard. The wars that rage in Europe over the Spanish throne seem a world away. But everything changes on the night that Richard simply disappears. Finding the Queen's shilling at the bottom of Richard's tankard, Kit realizes that her husband has been taken for a soldier. Kit follows Richard's trail across the battlefields of Italy in the Duke of Marlborough's regiment. Living as a man, risking her life in battle, she forms a close bond with her wry and handsome commanding officer Captain Ross. When she is forced to flee the regiment following a duel, she evades capture by dressing once more as a woman. But the war is not over for Kit. Her beauty catches the eye of the scheming Duke of Ormonde, who recruits her to spy upon the French. In her finery she meets Captain Ross once again, who seems just as drawn to the woman as he was to the soldier. Torn between Captain Ross and her loyalty to her husband, and under the orders of the English Crown, Kit finds that her life is in more danger now than on the battlefield.


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Download or read book The Routledge Companion to Romantic Love written by Ann Brooks and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Companion to Romantic Love is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary reference work essential for students and researchers interested in the field of love, romance and popular romance fiction. This first-of-its-kind volume illustrates the broad and interdisciplinary nature of love studies. International contributors, including leaders in their field, reflect a range of perspectives from cultural studies, history, literature, popular romance studies, American studies, sociology and gender studies. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors the Companion is divided into 12 parts: Love, romance and historical and social change Love and feminist discourses Love and popular romance fiction Love, gender and sexuality Romancing Australia South and Southeast Asian romance communities Nation, place and identity in US popular romance novels Romantic love and national identity in Chinese and Taiwanese discourses of love Muslim and Middle Eastern romances Discourses of romance fiction and technologies of power Writing love and romance Legal and theological fiction and sexual politics This is an important and unique collection aimed at researchers and students across cultural studies, women and gender studies, literature studies and sociology.


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Download or read book Crimson and Bone a dark and gripping tale of love and obsession written by Marina Fiorato and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-05-18 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A rich jewel of a story, full of desire and danger' - Julie Cohen. A dark tale of love and obsession, perfect for fans of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock and The Wicked Cometh. London, 1853. Annie Stride has nothing left to live for - she is a penniless prostitute, newly evicted from her home and pregnant. On the night she plans to cast herself from Waterloo Bridge into the icy waters of the Thames, her life is saved by Francis Maybrick Gill, a talented pre-Raphaelite painter - and her world is changed forever. Francis takes Annie as his artist's muse, elevating her from fallen woman to society's darling. With her otherworldly beauty now the toast of London, her dark past is left far behind. But Annie's lavish new life is not all it seems - and there are some who won't let her forget where she came from... 'A thrilling tale of love, lust and revenge' The Lady 'A captivating gothic blend of mystery and romance' Sunday Mirror 'Exquisite...this is historical fiction at its best' - Book Literarti Reviews 'Gothic, dark [and] rich with atmosphere' - Louise Loves books 'A glorious story of art and passion' - Tea Party Princess 'Dazzling' Goodreads Reviewer 'Captivating' Goodreads Reviewer


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ISBN 10 : 9781848547971
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Download or read book The Madonna of the Almonds written by Marina Fiorato and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-07-19 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second unforgettable historical love story set in Italy from Marina Fiorato, author of the bestseller THE GLASSBLOWER OF MURANO. For fans of Philippa Gregory, Sarah Dunant and Alison Weir. Bernardino Luini, favoured apprentice of Leonardo da Vinci, is commissioned to paint a religious fresco in the hills of Lombardy. His eye is caught by the beautiful Simonetta di Saronno, a young noblewoman who has lost her husband to battle, and whose fortune is gone. Captivated by her beauty and sadness, Bernardino paints Simonetta's likeness, immortalizing her as the Madonna in his miraculous frescoes in Saronno's church. As the sittings progress, artist and model fall in love, and Simonetta reciprocates Luini's genius by creating a drinnk for her lover from the juice of almonds - the famous Amaretto di Saronno. As the frescoes and the liqueur near their completion, the couple's affair distils into a heady brew of religious scandal which threatens their love, and ultimately their lives. Who is the mysterious Jew with a golden hand? And how does a mute young soldier affect Simonetta's destiny?


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ISBN 10 : 9781408136003
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Download or read book 100 Must read Historical Novels written by Nick Rennison and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2009-09-21 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start! Inside you'll find: - An extended Introduction to historical fiction - 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories - Award winners and book club recommendations


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ISBN 10 : 9781608704132
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Download or read book The Glassblower written by Christine Petersen and published by Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2012-01-15 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the life of a colonial glassblower and his importance to the community, as well as everyday life, responsibilities, and social practices during that time


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Download or read book A Glass blower of Murano written by Winifred Eva Howe and published by . This book was released on 1917 with total page 16 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: