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The City of Falling Angels

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444718218

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 23rd June 2011

Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Travel & Holiday / Travel Writing

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A beguiling portrait of the city of Venice from the bestselling author of the classic true crime Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

‘Glittering, entertaining’ Sunday Times

Beneath the exquisite facade of the world’s most beautiful historic city, scandal, corruption and venality are rampant. Venice and its eccentric locals come to life in the words of exquisite storyteller, John Berendt. Ezra Pound and his mistress, Olga; poet Mario Stefani; the Rat Man of Treviso; or Mario Moro – self-styled carabiniere, fireman, soldier or airman, depending on the day of the week.

‘Funny, insightful, illuminating…[Venice] reveals itself, slowly, discreetly, under Berendt’s gentle but persistent prying’ Boston Globe

City of Falling Angels is a mischievous, charming and compelling portrait of a beguiling city and its people.


Berendt's descriptions of people and places are well-honed and he has an ear for a good yarn as well as an obvious knack for getting people to talk revealingly
<i>Independent on Sunday</i>
Fascinating, fantastic. . . Intrigue, too, stems from the burning of the Fenice opera house in 1996 and here Berendt's enthusiasm for juicy recriminations become almost palpable.
It's a fascinating read
'Glittering, entertaining and anecdote-filled.'
<i>Sunday Times</i>
The inhabitants of Venice are the real stars of the story
<i>Sunday Telegraph</i>