Sarah Dunant has an exceptionally graceful touch with historical fiction.
Sarah Dunant has an exceptionally graceful touch with historical fiction. Wonderful characters, intelligent prose and skillful pacing combine to produce stories that are a pleasure to read. I must caution you, though. As she read a few Having had the pleasure of being in an on-line book discussion of IN THE COMPANY OF THE COURTESAN last year with Ms. Dunant, I came away with a much finer appreciation of the historical honesty of this novel! A few months ago, I had the opportunity to finally meet Sarah Dunant at a book reading and signing of this book in Seattle.
Home Sarah Dunant In the Company of the Courtesan. Also by sarah dunant. In the company of the c. .In the Company of the Courtesan, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38. CONTENTS. The history of Europe in the first half of the sixteenth century is one of political and religious upheaval.
The story is as much about Bucino as Fiametta
She has worked widely in print, television, and radio, and is now a full-time writer. Dunant has two children and lives in London and Florence. The story is as much about Bucino as Fiametta. Set in the time of the artist Titian, the book is a lovely portrayal of the life and times in the Venice of long ago. The author is very skilled using words to"paint" her discriptions,making the story very easy to visualize.
Sarah Dunant (born 8 August 1950) is a British novelist, journalist, broadcaster, and critic . In the Company of the Courtesan, 2006. London, Virago Press. She is married with two daughters, and lives in London and Florence In 2000, an extended visit to Florence changed her working life.
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The author has painted a fascinating portrait of Venice in the troubled sixteenth century. I found the book to be entertaining and the characters very realistic Читать весь отзыв.
While the Papal city of Rome burns - brutally sacked by an invading army including Protestant heretics - two very interesting and wily citizens slip away, their stomachs churning on the jewels they have swallowed. The author has painted a fascinating portrait of Venice in the troubled sixteenth century.
While their smell is bad, their solidity reassures a little. The boat pushes off, and we move into the mist
While their smell is bad, their solidity reassures a little. The boat pushes off, and we move into the mist. La Draga is sitting farther to the front, turned away from me, her head held high despite. the curve of her spine. The fact that we cannot see where we are going will be of no concern to her, though I know sound travels differently in fog, and she is too alert not to know what is going on around her. The shawl has slipped slightly from her head now, so that I can see a tangle of hair in a long, untidy braid, almost as white as her skin. We have already lost sight of the dock, and my fists are held so tight in my lap that the knuckles are white ridges against my skin.
British novelist, broadcaster, and critic Sarah Dunant is well known on both sides of the pond for her bestselling series of mysteries featuring sleuth Hannah Wolfe. With her first historical novel, The Birth of Venus, Dunant explores another scene: Renaissance-era Florence. BP Portrait Award 2009. Mary Jane Ansell, Sarah Dunant. A Refreshing and Enjoyable Romp into the World of Venice, Courtesans and Life. com User, September 12, 2006. Set in the 1500s in Venice, Dunant gives us a sometimes raunchy, sometimes touching and always realistic view of the world in this era.
Электронная книга "In the Company of the Courtesan: A Novel", Sarah Dunant
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Sarah Dunant is continuing along the trajectory set by her previous novel, The Birth of Venus, with the scene moving from 16th-century Florence to Venice
Sarah Dunant is continuing along the trajectory set by her previous novel, The Birth of Venus, with the scene moving from 16th-century Florence to Venice. The story is that of Fiammetta Bianchini, a wealthy courtesan, and is vividly and energetically told by her companion, Bucino, a dwarf who is both her friend and pimp. Although the story is quite different from The Birth of Venus, it explores similar themes - self-determination and the role of women in society, the relationship between church and state and notions of morality all come in to play.