- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Mitchell Beazley; 4th ed edition (25 Jun 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1857329228
- ISBN-13: 978-1857329223
- Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.6 x 2 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Sheila Hale is the author of many books including a guidebook to Venice which prompted Eric Newby to declare she 'deserves a Nobel Prize' and by David Lodge as 'the best guidebook I have ever used'. 'Venice' went into four editions and was translated into seven languages. She has written an architectural history of Verona and has written extensively about Venice and the Veneto for a number of magazines and articles, including the New York Times.
She is the widow of the late, great John Hale with whom she worked on 'Renaissance Venice' and the classic 'The Civilisation of Europe in the Renaissance'. She is a trustee of Venice in Peril and her last book, 'The Man who Lost his Language' was one of the most widely reviewed and highly praised books of 2002. She lives in London.