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From a Venetian Courtyard *** TOP THREE BOOK *** [Kindle Edition]

Patricia Nolan
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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*** TOP THREE BOOK ***

In these twelve, atmospheric stories you are transported to an apartment in a leafy courtyard at the heart of Venice. Against a background of crumbling palazzos and remote canals are woven tales of tragedy, death and romance; a soul is lost in transit, a young blind woman from the eighteenth century learns to navigate the city by scent and touch, a proposal is long-awaited, an opera ticket changes the future of a whole family and a cat displays a keen sense of history. And always the essence of Venice is evoked, when light catches the rosy brickwork of the bridges, the flat melancholy waters of the lagoon chop around the boats and cobwebs of mist hang over canals on winter mornings…








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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 678 KB
  • Print Length: 136 pages
  • Publisher: PublishNation (2 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H8PHY90
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,277 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stories you can't stop reading 13 Dec. 2013
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I bought 'From A Venetian Courtyard' because I love Venice but never expected the 'feel' of Venice to come over so well. I could actually picture the canals, palaces etc. It's not a tourist read at all - the stories are extraordinary, really atmospheric but with a dry wit. I kept turning the pages. My best buy for ages! M.R.London
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Venice beautifully described. 20 Dec. 2013
By fran
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A collection of delightful short stories, Venice is beautifully described in different lights, seasons and moods. The stories are well constructed, the plots are gripping and often contain a twist. The link between the stories is the courtyard but also the characters who leave behind traces of their previous presence or who sometime can be seen only as a face in a window to later be the character driving a story. Enough said! I strongly recommend this book, read it and let's look forward to the next one!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Venice brought to life 17 Dec. 2013
By Mo
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I loved these tales. They offer a tantalising feel for this wonderful city, wetting the appetite for a first visit or bringing back memories of the many locations and experiences from previous visits. The plots are never dull and lead the imagination in all sorts of unexpected directions. I shall return again and again to this book and look forward to the next collection from this author or even the development of some of the plots into full scale novels.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Variations on a Theme 24 Feb. 2014
By michael
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I really enjoyed this selection of short stories, variations in different keys and tempos, united by such a strong sense of place. Together with some fine descriptive writing the narratives do what all good stories should - keep you reading, to learn what happened next; and the characters, linked as they are in sometimes unexpected ways, stay in the mind long after the story is ended, as does Venice itself. A really good read. Makes you want to go there right away!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A beautifully painted picture of Venice 9 Jan. 2014
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This book is beautifully written, painting very emotive pictures of Venice in every season. The stories are heartfelt and touching about real people in real situations. I would highly recommend this to anyone planning a trip to Venice or anyone wishing to bring back memories of a visit to the beautiful city. Having said that, the stories are well worth reading regardless of the Venetian connection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Delightful Read 31 Mar. 2014
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Patricia Nolan's wonderful book is a treat for those who enjoy a well crafted story, carefully blended with almost tangible descriptions of Venice. This work is captivating from the first to last page, which comes all too soon on the journey through various insights into the lives of her diverse cast of characters. This really is an outstanding and swift paced up-close look at a pivotal time in each person or indeed feline's unique world. Set against the backdrop of a beautiful flat in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the use of individual occupants is a clever devise which serves to move the narrative forward as we effortlessly and seamlessly progress from one tale to another.

I highly recommend this book and envy those reading it for the first time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous book 19 Feb. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I read this book on holiday and couldn't put it down. There are some fantastic, unexpected twists and the atmosphere of Venice is almost tangible. I love some of the character formations and wished that the author had continued each story. I highly recommend From A Venetian Courtyard.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From a Venetian Courtyard 14 Dec. 2013
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Really enjoyed the stories.The author captures the essence of Venice and certainly brings this wonderful city to life. The different periods,style and twists the author uses,serves to retain the readers interest in all the stories.From a Venetian Courtyard
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Marion
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed it.
Cleverly interlaced individual stories. Really enjoyed it.
Published 2 months ago by Margot Rohan (Orpington Community)
5.0 out of 5 stars From Spain -( wher Pat had a house) to Italy (where she is now)
Patricia really knows her Venice and reading her stories you feel you are there: can smell the canals : feel the stonework :revel in the heat of the sun :shrink from the damp,... Read more
Published 2 months ago by John
4.0 out of 5 stars i feel like i know venice very well
i feel like i know venice very well now
Published 5 months ago by helen todd nicholson
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Not really a fan of short story's. I usually find them to be incomplete and so soon stopped reading.
Published 5 months ago by Mrs Mavis Davison
5.0 out of 5 stars and having stayed in the flat made it even better..
just lovely - although not all calming....... and having stayed in the flat made it even better.............
Published 9 months ago by gail fitzgerald
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahhhhh Venice!
Couldn't resist it after reading the reviews and having recently returned from a short break in Venice. It took me straight back there! Read more
Published 9 months ago by Di M
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting short stories
If, like me you love Venice, then you will enjoy these entertaining little stories. Well written and knowledgeable of the area.
Published 9 months ago by photomania23
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Loved this book, anyone who has just visited Venice should read it
Published 10 months ago by D E ANDREWS
5.0 out of 5 stars A picture of Venice
A short book but each of the short stories beautifully written and really enjoyable
If you like Venice you can clearly picture the people in stories going about their business... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mrs C
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