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His health failing badly; Sabastiano a gondolier who is the eyes and ears of the corrupted and crumbling city and Tullia the most famous courtesan of the age who must fight to retain her status as well as her. I actually don t know where to start my review as this novel just blew me away It is beautifully written and researched with a cast of characters that drew me into their

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Titians Boatman

It is 1576 and Venice is in chaos ravaged by disease and overrun by crime In the midst of the anarchy we find those brave souls who have chosen not to flee the city Titian most celebrated of Venetian painters. Reading Titian s Boatman by Victoria Blake is akin to embarking on a highly enjoyable journey through gorgeous settings and two distinct periods of time This novel is a s

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Worldly possessions And in the present day the echoes of what happened centuries earlier still ripple as the lives of ordinary people as far distant as London and New York are touched by the legacy of old Veni. A gripping foray into 16th Century Venice interspliced with contemporary London and a Titian you can go see in the National Gallery Glorious Intrigue BeautyCreativity Loved


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  1. says:

    Titian’s Boatman blends the passage of time between the 16th and the 21st centuries via two of the masterpieces of renaissance painter TitianWe start our journey in 1576 Venice a period in history when the city was in turmoil Not bad enough that corruption and violence was rife the plague was also reaping havoc with the deaths of over 50000 residents between 1576 and 1577Opening with one of the many characte

  2. says:

    Reading Titian’s Boatman by Victoria Blake is akin to embarking on a highly enjoyable journey through gorgeous settings and two distinct periods of time This novel is a series of seemingly unrelated stories set in London

  3. says:

    The art of livingIt is 1576 and Titian is living in plague ridden Venice – an old man refusing to flee from the city he loves As he

  4. says:

    I actually don't know where to start my review as this novel just blew me away  It is beautifully written and researched

  5. says:

    There is an epic vibrancy to Titian’s Boatman where the necessity of appreciating every morsel of life takes on new meaning as events unfold The words wrap you in their splendour as they take you on a journey as relevant to the p

  6. says:

    I teach History of Art lessons on the Renaissance and the Baroue and it is wonderful to be able to recommend novels to my students that recreate the atmosphere of those periodsAnd I could not recommend Titian's Boatman highly 16C Venice a time of spectacular art combined with ravaging plague comes to visceral life in the hands of Blake You can smell the oil paints in Titian's studio and the choking atmosphere

  7. says:

    Visit the locations in the novel Venice London New YorkLike the twists and turns of the canals in the city of Venice this novel takes you on a remarkable journey of that city across two time zones visits to London and New York before all com

  8. says:

    A gripping foray into 16th Century Venice interspliced with contemporary London and a Titian you can go see in the National Gallery Glorious Intrigue BeautyCreativity Loved it

  9. says:

    I really loved this book from the first page to the last Its characters are all presented very well with their emotions weaknesses i

  10. says:

    Titian’s Boatman is very different than any book I’ve read before which isn’t a bad thing In fact it was a big part of the thing that drew me to Victoria Blake’s latest novel as I often love diving into a novel I have no idea what to expect from The other thing which drew me to Titian’s Boatman was how extremely