Venice, 1468. Sosia Simeon, a free spirit with a strange predilection for books and Venetians is making her particular mark on the fabled city. On the other side of the Grand Canal, Wendelin von Speyer from Germany is setting up the first printing press in Venice and looking for the book that will make his fortune.
A love triangle develops between Sosia, Wendelin's young editor, and the seductive
scribe Felice Feliciano, a man who loves the crevices of the alphabet the way other men love the crevices of women. Before long, a dark magic begins to haunt Sosia and the printers: an obsessive nun and a book-hating priest conspire against them, and soon their fate hangs in the balance. For binding them all together is the poet Catullus - whose desperate and unrequited love inspired the most tender erotic poems of antiquity.
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Breathtaking ( Marlena de Blasi, author of A THOUSAND DAYS IN VENICE)
Of all the fictional lives of 2002, none is so covetable as that of Cecilia Cornaro ( THE TIMES)
A lavish description of a sensual education that drips detail & drama ( ELLE)
Part love story, part lesson in aesthetics, part history lesson, this is a fascinating book ( TATLER)
* A stunning historical novel in the bestselling tradition of Isabel Allende and Umberto Eco
* An extraordinary recreation of the human drama behind one of the defining moments of western culture
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