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Author: Donna Leon
First used in medieval Venice as a deftly maneuverable getaway boat, the gondola evolved over the centuries into a floating pleasure palace, bedecked in silk, that facilitated the romantic escapades of the Venetian elite. Today, the gondola wears black?a gleaming, elegant hue, and is manned by robust gondolieri in black-and-white-striped shirts ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781501259302
ISBN-10: 150125930X
Publication Date: 2/17/2015
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Best known for her novels about Venetian detective Guido Brunetti, Donna Leon shows that she also has talents in the non-fiction genre. "Gondola", as one might expect from the brief title, describes the history, design, and lore of the famed aquatic symbols of Venice. The book is quite brief, but it covers the topic sufficiently and holds the readers' attention from beginning to end.

RATING: 5 stars.