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Venice, 1681. Glassblowing is the lifeblood of the Republic, and Venetian mirrors are more precious than gold. Jealously guarded by the murderous Council of Ten, the glassblowers of Murano are virtually imprisoned on their island in the lagoon. But the greatest of the artists, Corradino Manin, sells his methods and his soul to the Sun King, Louis XIV of France, to protect his secret daughter. In the present day his descendant, Leonora Manin, leaves an unhappy life in London to begin a new one as a glassblower in Venice. As she finds new life and love in her adoptive city, her fate becomes inextricably linked with that of her ancestor and the treacherous secrets of his life begin to come to light.

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    The Glassblower of Murano

    Wow - a totally captivating story - and a good learning experience. Hard to put down.

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    The Glassblower of Murano

    Excellent book, it was full of historical facts as well as non historical intricate.

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    Good story

    This was an intriguing story and very informative about the glass blowing in Murana. The descriptions of Venice made one feel that they were actually in the city. Enjoyed this book immensely.

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    Great reading..smooth..historical..thoroughly enjoyed the characters. The author used great care in melting the past with the present

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    The Glassblower of Murano

    Excellent and riveting read! Fiorato wound the history around the present day expertly with each change in era bringing one closer to revelation of the whole story. I would have liked to see Leonora and her mother resolve their relationship or at least know that there had been some communication between them. Very well written with just a couple of places where I got lost wondering what happened.

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