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Yes, researched well but somehow lacking in atmosphere,
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This review is from: In the Company of the Courtesan (Kindle Edition)
Sarah Dunant is an excellent researcher and a good writer, no doubt. I felt that the emphasis was on the research rather on depth of character in this book,. I learned lots about Venice and the era but did not connect with the characters. I will read her other books if the subject matter is of real interest, and I do admire the amount of research she brings to life, but as a novelist I feel the depth of atmosphere and that sense of caring about the protagonists is missing,.