Saturday, January 12, 2008

Book Review - - "A Venetian Affair"

I just finished reading the non-fiction book, "A Venetian Affair" by Andrea Di Robilant.

This was such an interesting book -- a true story of two young lovers in Venice in the 1750-ish time frame, forbidden to see each other or marry due to social convention. I loved the voyeuristic nature of the book, reading the actual letters that they wrote to each other, and appreciated the amount of research the author put into filling the story without distorting it.

The book made me alternately laugh and well up in tears. A good read.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:52 PM

    I loved that book and it might actually have to go onto my re-read list.

    - Jen

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  2. I'm pretty sure I snagged it off your GoodReads list -- having lived in Venice, albeit briefly, I love to read anything about it. If you liked that, you should try "In the Company of the Courtesan" -- I loved that one!

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  3. I'm pretty sure I snagged it off your GoodReads list -- having lived in Venice, albeit briefly, I love to read anything about it. If you liked that, you should try "In the Company of the Courtesan" -- I loved that one!

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