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- DescriptionVenice, 1576. Five years after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Lepanto, a ship steals unticed 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 Constantiple. 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 kwledge 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 life is in danger too, and it will require all the skills of Annibale Cason, the city's finest plague doctor, to keep him alive. What Annibale had t counted on was meeting Feyra, who is w under Palladio's protection an impossible woman whose medical skills and determination are matched only by his own.From Marina Fiorato, author of the acclaimed historical vel The Glassblower of Mura, comes a triumphant return to historical Venice with Venetian Bargain.
- Author BiographyMARINA FIORATO is half-Venetian and a history graduate of Oxford University and the University of Venice, where she specialized in the study of Shakespeare's plays as an historical source. She has worked as an illustrator, an actress, and a film reviewer, and designed tour visuals for rock bands including U2 and the Rolling Stones. Her historical fiction includes The Daughter of Siena, The Botticelli Secret, and her debut novel, The Glassblower of Murano, which was an international bestseller. She was married on the Grand Canal in Venice, and now lives in London with her family.
- Author(s)Marina Fiorato
- PublisherSt. Martin's Griffin
- Date of Publication08/04/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSt. Martin's Griffin
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight345 g
- Width142 mm
- Height209 mm
- Spine27 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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