Monthly Archives: November 2016

December Book Sale!

In the spirit of giving gifts, I’m offering sale prices on my three Venice books for the month of December. Two dollars off each title! Visit each website to get this deal (which is not available if you buy at … Continue reading

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Nasty Woman, Venetian Style

After the recent U.S. presidential election, Urban Dictionary defines a “Nasty Woman” this way: “An intelligent female who is adept at putting ignorant men in their place.” “Her: My Social Security payroll contribution will go up, as will Donald’s — … Continue reading

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Venetian Midwives–Who Knew?

At the presentation I recently made about Sarra Copia Sulam at the Jewish Community Library in San Francisco, one audience member showed a remarkable knowledge of Venetian history. He approached me afterwards and introduced himself as the expert on Venetian … Continue reading

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And Now from the BBC…

The BBC’s Culture page just published this piece assessing Casanova’s life–the truth, the myth, the legend. Click here: How Casanova’s Provocative Memoir Created a Legend And guess who they quote? Me!! How exciting is that?! The author, Hephzibah Anderson, contacted me … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Campo Manin

La Cavamacchia was a well-known courtesan in Casanova’s time. Hear part of her story here, on this episode of Quattro Minuti con Casanova, as I stand before the house of Signor Piai in Campo Manin. Between Casanova and La Cavamacchia … Continue reading

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Panorama

I started a new  puzzle. Any guesses as to what it will show? I mean, of course it will be Venice, or I wouldn’t be posting it on this blog (and I wouldn’t be putting it together in the first … Continue reading

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