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The Guild of St. George, Ruskin, and Me

Peter Burman, the Director of the Guild of St. George, has been enjoying his copy of Venice Rising at his home in Scotland. In fact, he has written a book review, which you can read here. It was shared this … Continue reading

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Beneath the Lion’s Wings: Book Review

It’s a fairly common daydream of many travelers to Venice to fall in love with a gondolier. The most romantic boat in the most romantic city, and many of these guys know how to charm their passengers. But what if … Continue reading

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Announcing Venice Rising!

Woohoo! Sound the Marangona bell at the Basilica! The new anthology Venice Rising: Aqua Granda, Pandemic, Rebirth is now available! It’s a collection of 31 chapters, stories by people living in Venice during the flooding of November 2019 and the … Continue reading

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Losing or Gaining Venice?

How does one lose a city? Lose it to tourism? Lose it by falling out of love with it? Lose it to memory loss as one ages? Or, as the protagonist Mark thinks to himself, “What myriad assortment of fickle … Continue reading

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Book Discussion Questions: Seductive Venice: In Casanova’s Footsteps

With the new exhibit about Casanova’s Europe coming to the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco, it seems like a good time to encourage people to read my book about Casanova’s home town–Venice. If your book club, or you … Continue reading

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Casanova’s Secret Wife

No, that’s not my clever title for a blog post. It’s the title of a new book out by Barbara Lynn-Davis about Caterina Capreta (sometimes Capretta), one of Casanova’s great loves. I had ¬†the great pleasure of zooming through this … Continue reading

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