Mr. Stuart R Whaley

Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (10 of 15)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 231,216 - Total Helpful Votes: 10 of 15
By Its Cover: (Brunetti 23) by Donna Leon
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Like so many of Donna Leon's fans, each time a new Brunetti novel comes out, I feel it's like meeting up with old and much loved friends (though I wish we could stay with the family in their appartment near Rialto). I've been re-reading all the detective series recently and realise how much sparer but no less gripping Ms Leon's books have become. Her prose style is now pared down, and the story lines are perhaps not as action-packed as they once were, but they are no less entertaining for that. The Brunetti family is older, like us all, the humour is still there as well as the drama and tragedy of the plot and the city. As one of the regular visitors to Venice who has probably annoyed Ms… Read more
The Politics of Washing: Real Life in Venice by Polly Coles
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Anyone who loves this magical city will, I'm sure enjoy this book. It tells the story of the family's time spent living there, incluidng all the rpactical joys and niggles of everyday life - even down to the difficulty of hanging out the washing over the canal at your doorstep a couple of floors below. Any fan of Venice should enjou this.
The Venice Project by Philip Gwynne Jones
The Venice Project by Philip Gwynne Jones
Enjoyed this book as I'm sure any besotted fan of the city would be. This couple lived the dream of moving to Venice and tell an enjoyable tale with practical advice for anyone else wanting to actually lkive there warts and all.

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