- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (7 Jun. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0747599955
- ISBN-13: 978-0747599951
- Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 2.2 x 23.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 945,764 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for The Aviary Gate'Hugely enjoyable ... fast-moving and deeply satisfying' Joanne Harris 'Teasing, erotic, suspenseful and expertly done' Daily Mail 'Forbidden love, sailors and secrets - fasten your seat belts for Hickman's period tome ... Think Jane Austen meets Pirates of the Carribean' In Style 'A magical, engrossing read that takes us inside a sixteenth-century harem - and into a world populatred by scheming, exotic characters ... With all the intricate detail of historical non-fiction and all the pace of a romantic drama, this really is beautifully written stuff' Glamour
About the Author
Katie Hickman is the author of six previous titles, including two bestselling history books, Courtesans and Daughters of Britannia. She has written two travel books, one of which was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. She was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year award for her novel The Quetzal Summer and her previous novel, The Aviary Gate, sold in nineteen countries. Katie Hickman lives in London with her two children and her husband, the philosopher A. C. Grayling.
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Set in sixteenth century Venice, this does exactly what we would expect: throws in voluptuous courtesans, discontented nuns, traders on the make, separated lovers and legendary jewels. The whole thing is fragranced and sumptuous, full of opulent interiors and baroque emotion. It's pure escapism - but, like eating too much Turkish delight, by the end I craved something savoury and with bite.
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