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Venetian Masters
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The sinking city has been mythologised in history, art, literature and music for centuries, but few people experience the real Venice. During one long, humid summer, Bidisha explores the truth of the revered City of Love. Guided through its intricate social conventions by her best friend's family, who reside at one of the most famous palazzi on the Canal Grande, she learns valuable lessons about the `Italian way' but glimpses disturbing prejudices beneath the sophisticated surface. With wit and elegance, Bidisha describes rubbing shoulders with the social elite at glamorous parties and sampling the exquisite delights of her favourite pasticceria, and takes us along on her daily runs through the winding, mysterious back-streets.
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About the Author

Bidisha was born in 1978, started writing at the age of 15 and at 16 signed her first book deal with HarperCollins, for her first novel, Seahorses. In 2000 she published her second novel, Too Fast to Live.

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"'an extraordinary talent' Spectator 'brilliant writing - [Bidisha] can invent and command imagery with a skill that dazzles at times. Likewise, her descriptive style is both anarchic and ingenious' Sunday Express '... thoughtful and lyrical' Times Literary Supplement 'The tale of Bidisha's success is the stuff of literary legends. Now 22, she has produced her second novel, and the question on everyone's lips is: has Bidisha fulfilled her promise? Well, she certainly has style' Scotsman '... a dazzlingly creative writer. Every page has outstanding phrases... I doubt this is the last the publishing world will hear of Bidisha. Keep an eye out for the next one' Anthea Lawson, Metro"

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