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In The Company Of The Courtesan
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You can't fault a novel that begins "Italy, 1526" and, narrated with suppressed fury by Tom Hollander, it only gets better... This is a wonderful novel: constructed by a craftsman and, except that it is quite rude, perfect to listen to on a long drive to Italy... [Hollander] is a brilliant narrator, able to capture the stroppy anger of a dwarf perfectly' Telegraph 'Tom Hollander's seductive tones enhance the heady sensuousness of the Venetian world, as rich in carnality, intrigue and deception as it is in the stench of its fetid waters.' Observer There is no more accomplished guide to Renaissance Italy than Sarah Dunant. After taking us to Florence in The Birth of Venus, she moves on to Venice with In the Company of the Courtesan ... Dunant has a sharp eye for the tawdry attractions of the carn Michael Arditti, Daily Mail In the Company of the Courtesan demonstrates again Dunant's fascination with Renaissance Italy. The novel is avidly researched, but Dunant adds life to the 'true story through her colourful characters. Most interesting is the sexual politics of the time, particularly the presentation of the daily habits of a courtesan, a lifestyle fuelled by greed and pleasure' Claudia Webb, Financial Times 'The backdrop is the real success. Historical and geographical details are used sparingly and the effect is lovely. Almost in passing, we discover that Fiametta is the model for Titian's sensual Venus of Urbino. Venice's glassmaking features in a jewel fo
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Sarah Dunant has written eight novels, edited two books of essays and worked widely in television, radio and in print. Her most recent novel, the bestselling The Birth of Venus, has been the subject of major acclaim both here and in the United States. She lives in London and Florence.