The Glassblower of Murano - Marina Fiorato (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9780312386986
Department
Books
Released
26 May 2009
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Marina Fiorato
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
St Martins Pr
Edition
Original
Language
English
Number of Pages
348
Dimensions
203 x 140 x 19mm (318g)

Annotation

  • The descendant of a seventeenth-century master glassblower who sold secrets on how to make mirrors, Corradino leaves her unhappy life in London behind to follow in her ancestor's footsteps in Venice.

Summary

  • In this internationally bestselling debut, a heartbroken woman embarks on a grand exploration of life and love as a glassblower in the city of her ancestors, Venice, and learns that the past may not be as clear as blown glass.

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Historical
Library Subject 1
Glassworkers; Italy; Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Glass blowing and working; Fiction.
Library Subject 3
Trade secrets; Fiction.
Academic Subject 1
English Historical Fiction
Academic Subject 2
English First Novelists
Dewey Classification
823/.92

Author Bio

Fiorato, Marina: - Marina Fiorato is half-Venetian and a history graduate of Oxford University and the University of Venice, where she specialized in the study of Shakespeare's plays as an historical source. She has worked as an illustrator, an actress, and a film reviewer, and designed tour visuals for rock bands including U2 and the Rolling Stones. Her historical fiction includes the Venetian Bargain, The Daughter of Siena, The Botticelli Secret, and her debut novel, The Glassblower of Murano, which was an international bestseller. She was married on the Grand Canal in Venice, and now lives in London with her family.