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Redefining Beauty Videos: Giustiniana Wynne

  Today I’d like to remember Giustiniana Wynne. She died on this date in 1791. But Giustiniana was not forgotten as her life neared its end. “The poor Countess is to die,” wrote her niece Betsy on June 23, 1791. “There … Continue reading

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“It’s Time to Redefine Beauty”

Check out this new website, which promotes nonfiction books by posting articles about their topics. As NFReads.com says on the site, “Learn something new every week: get weekly updates on interesting articles by nonfiction authors and discover their books.” It … Continue reading

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A (Venetian) Affair to Remember

Since this is a blog about Venice, I won’t be talking about the 1957 film An Affair to Remember starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. No, I wanted to mention the recent production in Venice of A Venetian Affair, the … Continue reading

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Ebook Is Here–and Beautiful!

Announcing the ebook version of A Beautiful Woman in Venice, now available on Smashwords: A Beautiful Woman ebook Smashwords offers multiple platforms, including epub, mobi (kindle), lrf, pdb, and online reader. It will take me a bit longer to get the … Continue reading

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Hot off the Presses!

Get your copy now! My latest book, A Beautiful Woman in Venice, arrived today on my back porch! That’s me sitting on 15 boxes of them. Today is its official birthday! After roughly two years of work, 250 sources, and … Continue reading

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Population Curiosities

While doing research recently on the Black Death that visited Venice in 1630-1631, I came across some interesting population statistics. Venice kept very good census records and categorized them in various ways. People were classified as nobili (the nobility or … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova–Palazzo Businello Giustiniani

Ah, the infamous story of the aroph! What’s an aroph, you ask? Here’s what Wictionary says: (the word was not in my other dictionary!) Etymology: Contraction of aroma philosophorum, from Latin. Noun: aroph (uncountable) (chemistry, obsolete) Any of various medical remedies. Casanova concocted an aroph to help a frantic … Continue reading

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