One Summer In Venice

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One Summer In Venice

Author : Nicky Pellegrino
ISBN : 9781409150848
Genre : Fiction
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'This isn't a mid-life crisis OK? For a start I'm not old enough yet to have one of those. I'm calling it a happiness project. I've stolen an entire summer from my life and by the time it's over I plan to leave this place with a list in my hand. The ten things that make me happy, that's all I want to know. How difficult can it be? They may be small things - a perfect cup of coffee, a day without rain - or bigger ones. It's still the beginning so how can I know?' Addolorata Martinelli knows she should be happy. She has everything she thought she wanted - her own business, a husband, a child. So why does she feel as if something is missing? Then when her restaurant, Little Italy, is slated by a reviewer, she realises that she's lost the one thing she thought she could always count on, her love of food. So Addolorata heads to Venice for a summer alone, aiming to find the ten things that make her happy. Once she's found them, she'll construct a new life around her ten things, but will they include her life in London?
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Italian Venice

Author : R. J. B. Bosworth
ISBN : 9780300210118
Genre : History
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In this elegant book Richard Bosworth explores Venice—not the glorious Venice of the Venetian Republic, but from the fall of the Republic in 1797 and the Risorgimento up through the present day. Bosworth looks at the glamour and squalor of the belle époque and the dark underbelly of modernization, the two world wars, and the far-reaching oppressions of the fascist regime, through to the “Disneylandification” of Venice and the tourist boom, the worldwide attention of the biennale and film festival, and current threats of subsidence and flooding posed by global warming. He draws out major themes—the increasingly anachronistic but deeply embedded Catholic Church, the two faces of modernization, consumerism versus culture. Bosworth interrogates not just Venice’s history but its meanings, and how the city’s past has been co-opted to suit present and sometimes ulterior aims. Venice, he shows, is a city where its histories as well as its waters ripple on the surface.
Category: History

One Summer

Author : Blanche Willis Howard
ISBN : UOM:39015063927274
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Sargent S Venice

Author : Warren Adelson
ISBN : 9780300117172
Genre : Art
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John Singer Sargent returned to Venice many times during his life, endlessly fascinated with this enchanting city. In paintings filled with vivid colors and dazzling light, he sought to capture its vitality and unique ambience, often working while afloat in a gondola. This gorgeously illustrated book presents nearly seventy of Sargent’s oil and watercolor paintings of Venice, many of them famous but others only rarely seen. The book also contains fascinating new photographs of actual sites depicted in Sargent’s paintings. Sargent’s early works in Venice were created in 1880-1882, and he undertook a second, larger body of work in the city during visits from 1900 to 1913. His responses to Venice--its local figures, its buildings and waterways, its extraordinary light--reflect his changing interests over time as well as his lifelong ability to extend his own reach as a creative artist. The book considers various aspects of Sargent’s work and milieu in a series of informative essays by international scholars. They discuss the evolution of Sargent’s style, the topography of his work in Venice, his connections with Henry James and other Americans in Venice, Italian artists in Venice in the nineteenth century, and American artists in Venice in the nineteenth century.
Category: Art

One Summer Collection Mills Boon E Book Collections

Author : Lynn Raye Harris
ISBN : 9781474055222
Genre : Fiction
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A Game with One Winner The Prince She Had to Marry His Island Bride Stay Through the Night A Stormy Spanish Summer Behind Palace Doors Maid for Montero Still the One Hot-Shot Doc Comes to Town The Prince’s Royal Concubine Her Italian Soldier A Devilishly Dark Deal
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Venice In Venice Arrival And First Days In Venice The Winter In Venice Comincia Far Caldo Operas And Theatres Venetian Dinners And Diners Housekeeping In Venice The Balcony On The Grand Canal A Daybreak Ramble The Mouse Churches And Pictures Some Islands Of The Lagoons The Armenians The Ghetto And The Jews Of Venice

Author : William Dean Howells
ISBN : HARVARD:HX2ZSF
Genre : Venice (Italy)
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The Merchant Of Venice Beach

Author : Celia Bonaduce
ISBN : 9781601831224
Genre : Fiction
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The Rollicking Bun--Home of the Epic Scone--is the center of Suzanna Wolf's life. Part tea shop, part bookstore, part home, it's everything she's ever wanted right on the Venice Beach boardwalk, including partnership with her two best friends from high school, Eric and Fernando. But with thirty-three just around the corner, suddenly Suzanna wants something more--something strictly her own. Salsa lessons, especially with a gorgeous instructor, seem like a good start--a harmless secret, and just maybe the start of a fling. But before she knows it, Suzanna is learning steps she never imagined--and dancing her way into confusion. 68,000 Words
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The Rosicrucians

Author : Hargrave Jennings
ISBN : CORNELL:31924025077631
Genre : Rosecrucians
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"Jennings believed that the doctrines of the Rosicrucians were derived from ancient phallic worship, and to a lesser extent fire and serpent worship. In this book, Jennings constructs elaborate and constantly shifting sets of correspondences. He tries to interrelate huge sets of symbols and objects in his search for the elusive Rosicrucians."--Sacred-texts.com.
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The Rosicrucians

Author : Hargrave Jennings
ISBN : 9781108073219
Genre : History
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Jennings' history joins the nineteenth-century debates that sought to determine the relationships between modern science, religion, and the supernatural.
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One Christmas Night In Venice

Author : Jane Porter
ISBN : 9781460889411
Genre : Fiction
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When Diane returned to Venice for the Christmas masked ball, she was shocked and thrilled to see Domenico, the husband she d thought dead! But she needs to know that Dom still holds her in his heart before she takes her place in his bed again!
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Numbers

Author : John Rechy
ISBN : 1555847307
Genre : Fiction
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An aging male hustler wages an obsessive battle against the passing of his youth in this darkly compelling follow-up to the cult hit City of Night. Johnny Rio, a handsome narcissist no longer a pretty boy, travels to Los Angeles, the site of past sexual conquest and remembered youthful radiance, in a frenzied attempt to recreate his younger self. Like a retired boxer—an undefeated champion—who refuses to accept the possible ravages of time, Johnny is led by some unfathomable force to return to combat once again. Combat, for him, takes place in the dark balconies and dismal bathrooms of LA’s all-night movie theaters and on the hot sands of the city’s gay beaches. But these are only warm up bouts. The real test, Johnny soon learns, will be in the shaded glens of a rambling park on the outskirts of the city. Through those alcoves, as a gallery of sexhunters emerges, he sets out to discover whether the passage of time—as terrifying to the male hustler as to the dancer or ingenue—has diminished the allure that was the source of his pride. For Johnny, the final proof resides in numbers. So he sets himself a rigorous time-table—ten days—and goal: thirty “numbers” to prove is mettle. But through all the sexual episodes, the self-indulgence which comprises Johnny’s tawdry world, there resounds the universal cry of a human being’s desperate need to be loved.
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Vivaldi

Author : Susan Adams
ISBN : 9780745953533
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"In this new biography Susan Adams guides us through the life and works of one of the world's most celebrated but long-neglected Baroque composers, Antonio Vivaldi."--Cover flap.
Category: Biography & Autobiography