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50 in One Fell Swoop

There I was, lying in bed reading, wincing and grimacing as the book reached its climax. I don’t want to say any more, so that you get to experience this thrill yourself! I recently read The Four Horsemen, the last … Continue reading

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In His Dressing Gown and Nightcap

“The first known devotee of this modern way of travelling [by carriage] is Giacomo Casanova. This quite clearly means that the adventurer from Venice and world famous lover was also the first great user of the modern private carriage of … Continue reading

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Saldi Saldi Saldi!

Need something new to load onto your new eReader? Smashwords is having a promotion from December 25 through the end of 2017, and you can get ebook editions of any of my books at half price! Prices range from 99 … Continue reading

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Gilded Age

Have you ever moved in close to one of those early Renaissance panels with the gold leaf and really looked at the layers and colors and textures of it? The way the gold has a red undercoat, and how little … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Gregory Dowling

Here is the latest in my monthly series of interview with Venetophiles. This month we feature another writer. Gregory Dowling grew up in Bristol, England, and graduated from Oxford University. From 1979 to 1981 he taught in language schools in Naples, … Continue reading

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Alticchiero Found Again

If you read my book A Beautiful Woman in Venice or A Venetian Affair by Andrea di Robilant or if you’re just a fan of Giustiniana Wynne, you may remember hearing about the villa named Altichiero, owned by Angelo Querini. Giustiniana was … Continue reading

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Cinderella Delivers the Winning Name

Apparently Cinderella is arriving in Venice… Thank you to Piero for sending me this photo. What a great float! Today it is delivering this message: The winner of the latest tombola for the “Venice, My Muse” interview with JoAnn Locktov … Continue reading

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