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In this magnificent vision of Venice, Peter Ackroyd turns his unparalleled skill at evoking place from London and the River Thames, to Italy and the city of myth, mystery and beauty. He leads us through the history of the city, from the first refugees arriving in the mists of the lagoon in the fourth century to the rise of a great mercantile state and a trading empire, the wars against Napoleon and the tourist invasions of today. There are wars and sieges, scandals and seductions, fountains playing in deserted squares and crowds thronging the markets. And there is a dark undertone too, of shadowy corners and dead ends, prisons and punishment.

We could have no better guide to this most exceptional of cities - reading Ackroyd's Venice is, in itself, a glorious journey and the perfect holiday.

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"Yet another wonderful biography of a city" (Lesley McDowell The Independent on Sunday)

"He is brilliant on beginnings... Ackroyd covers an immense amount of ground with verve and elegance" ( Independent on Sunday)

"Ackroyd tells the story well...where he excels is in his descriptions...he writes beguilingly" ( Guardian)

"Ackroyd is hugely intelligent and formidably industrious; there can be few people, Venetian or foreign, who know Venice better than he... It is full of good things" ( Daily Telegraph)

"Elegant... Interweaving psychogeographical investigation with history, picking out defining characteristics which were present from its earliest days" ( Scotsman)

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Peter Ackroyd at his most magical and magisterial - a glittering, evocative, fascinating, story-filled portrait of Venice: ultimate city.

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