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Publisher Description

Venice, 1681. Glassblowing is the lifeblood of the Republic, and Venetian mirrors are more precious than gold. Jealously guarded by the murderous Council of Ten, the glassblowers of Murano are virtually imprisoned on their island in the lagoon. But the greatest of the artists, Corradino Manin, sells his methods and his soul to the Sun King, Louis XIV of France, to protect his secret daughter. In the present day his descendant, Leonora Manin, leaves an unhappy life in London to begin a new one as a glassblower in Venice. As she finds new life and love in her adoptive city, her fate becomes inextricably linked with that of her ancestor and the treacherous secrets of his life begin to come to light.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
May 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

dwn2u ,

Worthy Read

I enjoyed the book. Great concept and setting. There were just a couple of places in the book where I felt the author seemed to rush through (like the ending) or had added in more info without appropriate depth.

Textplususer ,

The glassblower

One of the best books I have read in a long time. The mix of present and past are seamlessly weaves together. A great read!

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