5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
An interesting read,
This review is from: Venice: Pure City (Hardcover)
I enjoyed the book warts and all. The rather grandly florid atmosphere of Venice suits Ackroyd's style of writing. However, there is very little of the author himself: does he frequently go to Venice, does he live there - a preface would have been useful and made the 'biography a little more personal'.There are some very fanciful suggestions rather reminiscent of an 'A' level student commenting on Shakespears, than a serious author who has done his research. Other than that it is a welcome addition to my already overloaded 'Venetophile' book shelf.