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

Patricia Nolan
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 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…








* Amazon/Kindle/Historical Fiction/Short Stories February 2014

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 677 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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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,998 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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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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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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5.0 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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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Inclement Weather 21 Feb 2014
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I'm old-fashioned and don't have a Kindle but clicked on the sample "Inclement Weather" and absolutely loved it. Would love to read more from this author.
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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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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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5.0 out of 5 stars I love Venice 8 Jan 2014
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This is beautifully written describing Venice in such a mesmerising way. Truly enchanting! I feel the need to go back to Venice again soon.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 12 days 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 18 days ago by photomania23
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Loved this book, anyone who has just visited Venice should read it
Published 28 days 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 1 month ago by Mrs C
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very descriptive - I recognised many places I've had the pleasure to see !
Published 1 month ago by ginnybinks
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
interesting
Published 2 months ago by Penelope Parkinson
4.0 out of 5 stars Ah Venice
Nice short stories for all of us travellers who are obsessed with the most beautiful city in the world _ Venice
Published 3 months ago by Brenda
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Short stories but all with an interesting twist
Published 4 months ago by Sophie
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique book, associated with one ancient apartment in Venice.
This collection of stories based in Venice have made me feel I almost know the city and especially the Castello area. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Elisabeth Rooke
3.0 out of 5 stars Historical Venice
I am not that interested in historical Venice. I did not find the book interesting. More for the historian than myself.
Published 5 months ago by Digger
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