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The Glassblower of Murano
Marina Fiorato

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Oct 08, 2012
Imprint : John Murray
Page Extent : 368
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781848547940
Price : 699

About the book
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.

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'The enchanting tale of one woman, her past and the magical art of glassmaking is rich with passion, mystery and intrigue'

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'A sizzling . . . read, and a must to pack in the suitcase'

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'Recommended'

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'As mesmerising as the perfecet glass at its heart'

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'A great read with a plot that moves seamlessly between seventeenth-century and modern-day Venice. If you've never been there, you'll be booking to go, if you have, you'll be going back!

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Marina Fiorato

Marina Fiorato is half-Venetian. She was born in Manchester and raised in the Yorkshire Dales. She is a history graduate of Oxford University and the University of Venice, where she specialized in...(+)

Books by Marina Fiorato
Daughter of Siena (PB)
Daughter of Siena (HB)
The Botticelli Secret (PB)
The Madonna of the Almonds (PB)
The Venetian Contract (PB)
The Venetian Contract (PB)