Venice

Ackroyd, Peter

£16.99

The acclaimed author of ‘London: a biography’ turns his attention to Italy and the city of myth, mystery and beauty. Ackroyd’s account of Venice is at once romantic and packed with facts, conjuring up the atmosphere of the canals, bridges and sunlit squares, the churches and the markets, the fiestas and the flowers.

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In this magnificent vision of Venice, Peter Ackroyd turns his unparalleled skill at evoking place from London and the River Thames, to Italy and the city of myth, mystery and beauty. He leads us through the history of the city, from the first refugees arriving in the mists of the lagoon in the fourth century to the rise of a great mercantile state and a trading empire, the wars against Napoleon and the tourist invasions of today. There are wars and sieges, scandals and seductions, fountains playing in deserted squares and crowds thronging the markets. And there is a dark undertone too, of shadowy corners and dead ends, prisons and punishment.

We could have no better guide to this most exceptional of cities – reading Ackroyd’s Venice is, in itself, a glorious journey and the perfect holiday.

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Weight 398 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 33 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

498

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

945.31 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K