The Venetian Bargain - Marina Fiorato (Hardcover)

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Product Details

Barcode
9781250045607
Department
Books
Released
8 Apr 2014
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Marina Fiorato
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
St Martins Pr
Language
English
Number of Pages
407
Dimensions
216 x 152 x 32mm (463g)

Annotation

Using her medical knowledge to survive and help the victims of a plague deliberately inflicted on Venice by a vengeful Turkish sultan, harem doctor Feyra catches the attentions of a talented doctor and an architect who would build a magnificent church. By the best-selling author of The Glassblower of Murano. Simultaneous.

Summary

Venice, 1576. Five years after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Lepanto, a ship steals unnoticed into Venice bearing a deadly cargo. A man, more dead than alive, disembarks and staggers into Piazza San Marco. He brings a gift to Venice from Constantinople. Within days the city is infected with bubonic plague—and the Turkish Sultan has his revenge.

But the ship also holds a secret stowaway—Feyra, a young and beautiful harem doctor fleeing a future as the Sultan’s concubine. Only her wits and medical knowledge keep her alive as the plague ravages Venice.

In despair, the Doge commissions the architect Andrea Palladio to build the greatest church of his career—an offering to God so magnificent that Venice will be saved. But Palladio’s life is in danger too, and it will require all the skills of Annibale Cason, the city’s finest plague doctor, to keep him alive. What Annibale had not counted on was meeting Feyra, who is now under Palladio’s protection—an impossible woman whose medical skills and determination are matched only by his own.

From Marina Fiorato, author of the acclaimed historical novel The Glassblower of Murano,comes a triumphant return to historical Venice with Venetian Bargain.

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Historical
Library Subject 1
Healers; Italy; Venice; Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Bubonic plague; Italy; Venice; Fiction.
Library Subject 3
FICTION / Historical.; bisacsh
Academic Subject 1
Italian Novel And Short Story
Dewey Classification
823/.92