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The Glassblower of Murano - Marina Fiorato
The Glassblower of Murano
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Nora Manin decides to leave her fractured life in London to start again in Venice - and there begins to unravel the story of her ancestor, Corradino Manin, an artist of glass that the famous island of Murano ever produced. This book is a combination of mystery, historical intrigue and love.
Nora Manin decides to leave her fractured life in London to start again in Venice - and there begins to unravel the story of her ancestor, Corradino Manin, an artist of glass that the famous island of Murano ever produced. This book is a combination of mystery, historical intrigue and love.
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ISBN: 9781905636242 (1905636245)
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Overloaded Bookshelf
Overloaded Bookshelf rated it
3.0 The Glassblower of Murano [First U.S. Edition]
I was pleasantly surprised by this. The naff cover gave me rather low expectations, but I will read virtually anything set in Venice so thought I'd give it a go anyway. It turned out to be quite an interesting story. In terms of character, the historical ones seemed far more rounded and believable t...
nadines
nadines rated it
Nora ist Künstlerin, sie arbeitet am liebsten mit Glas und ist sich dabei ihrer Abstammung bewußt, sie ist eine Nachfahrin eines der bekanntesten Glasbläsers von Murano. Nach ihrer Scheidung beschließt sie, nach Venedig zu gehen und sich als Glasbläserin auf Murano zu bewerben. Sie beginnt Nachforsc...
Barbara1951
Barbara1951 rated it
Started 1-7-10.I hoped I would have liked it more, although I did enjoy it. Still, I wasn't entirely happy with the dynamics of male/female relationships. I did give a lot of thought to the different ideas of treachery and the importance of family and ancestors. Maybe being an American, I can't un...
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it
Unexpectedly enjoyable book. I was anticipating something like Suzanne M. Wolfe's Unveiling (which was awful) but instead, I found the heroine Nora real and appealing. The dual story lines were engrossing and I was equally invested in each plot. The book is nice and meaty, too -- it felt like the au...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it
4.0 The Glassblower of Murano
Marina Fiorato's "The Glassblowers of Murano" is somewhat uneven. The chapters which deal with old world Venice are fascinating, but the modern-day chapters constitute a somewhat pedestrian romance.The protagonist, Leonora Manin, is an American glassblower who visits Venice to learn more about her ...
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