Monthly Archives: January 2016

Guilty of a Pretense

We hear about the Venetian women cloistered in convents against their will, sequestered by families who couldn’t afford their dowries, who thought they were unmarriagable, or who wanted to protect their chastity. But here’s the story of one woman who … Continue reading

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A Book by its Cover…

One day I happened to google “Casanova book” and clicked on images. I thought I knew the books written about Casanova, but it turns out there’s a whole demimonde I didn’t know existed! Or there’s the set of authors who … Continue reading

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Tear Down the Gates!

Many of my followers know the map of Venice, her winding streets and watery ways, better than I do. You can look at a photo and name the location, or hear a bridge name and tell me where it is. … Continue reading

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Come to the Recital!

This Friday, January 8, I’ll be presenting a lecture and recital with Ms. Tina Paulson, soprano. She’ll be singing selections related to women in my book A Beautiful Woman in Venice. Here’s the program: * Introduction to Venetian women and … Continue reading

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