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Author Rivière, William.

Title By the Grand Canal [OverDrive electronic resource] / William Riviere.

Publication Info. [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2005.
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System Details Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 92474 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Downloadable audio file.
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Performer Read by Simon Vance.
Summary Venice, 1919. In the aftermath of the First World War, Hugh Thurne, a senior British diplomat involved in the peace negotiations, decides to flee to his second home in Venice rather than return to his wife and the charade of his marriage in London. Although profoundly disturbed about the long-term prospects for peace, he has faith in the city's power to raise his spirits. Hugh earnestly looks forward to visiting with his old friends Giacomo and Valentina Venier in their dilapidated palazzo on the Grand Canal and to talking with Giacomo about the victory and the delicate agreement holding Europe together. He looks forward as well to renewing his affair with Emanuela, a young opera singer reminiscent of a Tiepolo beauty, and to the arrival of Violet Mancroft, the widow of Hugh's best friend who was lost in the war. What he does not anticipate is the shadow lying over the Venier's family future. Nor has he reckoned with the vagaries of his own heart.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Peace -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
British -- Italy -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Venice (Italy) -- Fiction.
Divorced men -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Diplomats -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Vance, Simon.
ISBN (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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