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The Liquid Continent: A Mediterranean Trilogy

Of all the great powers of the Mediterranean past, Venice was the most commercially ambitious. Her great wealth and sophisticated culture were products of a commercial empire that stretched from the Adriatic to the ports of the Levant, and her long history is studded with sea dramas of war, crusade and intrigue. Seeing maritime dominance as the foundation of Venice's existence, the author abandons museums and tourist hordes to engage in the city's ongoing love-affair with the sea. He investigates the heart of Venice's marine activity, the Arsenale; prowls the corridors of the city's mysterious State Archives; sails on a world-class Venetian racing yacht; takes part in a celebrated rowing race; meets the city's top gondola-builder. Hiring on as a canal-boat delivery man, he discovers in the backwaters of Venice a magnificent but intimate city rarely seen by outsiders.
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Nicholas Woodsworth was born in Ottawa, Canada in 1953 and grew up in a diplomatic family in Africa and Asia. He graduated in Asian history. He began newspaper freelancing after settling in Aix-en-Provence in his mid-20s. He became the Financial Times Africa Correspondent in the late 1980s, and was the Weekend FT's staff travel writer from 1989 to 2003. His interest in the Mediterranean, since expanded to include the entire region, began with his marriage to his Provencal wife.

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