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The Lost Diary of Venice

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
A secret diary. A forbidden love. A centuries old mystery to solve.

When a rare sixteenth-century manuscript lands on her desk courtesy of William, a struggling painter, shy book restorer Rose makes a startling discovery: it is a palimpsest. Beneath the text is a different document, one that's been written over.

What they discover is the secret diary of William's ancestor, Giovanni Lomazzo, a Venetian painter who has just been commissioned by Venice's most powerful admiral to paint a portrait of his favourite courtesan... it is a diary of forbidden love, dangerous political plots, and secrets that could destroy everyone involved.

Together, Rose and William work to solve the mystery of what happened to the secret lovers. As feelings develop between Rose and William, their own experience begins to mirror the affair that they're uncovering, and each set of lovers is forced to confront the reality of their romance.

A richly detailed and sweeping page-turner, this sumptuous portrait of late Renaissance Italy will have you falling headlong into history, slipping in and out of the shadows along the canals of Venice. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton, Rachel Hore and Kathryn Hughes.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Margaux DeRoux’s intoxicating debut has all the elements I crave in a story: forbidden love, a found diary holding mysterious secrets from the past, and oh, the lure of Venice in the time of masquerade balls and courtesans. DeRoux’s beautifully told story, with richly woven detail and attention to historical authenticity has all the elements of a book club fave!" - Sarah Jio

"DeRoux’s thought-provoking debut paints a vivid atmospheric picture of sixteenth-century Venice, seamlessly weaving together two compelling threads of alluring, forbidden love." - Jennifer Ryan


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June 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lost Diary of Venice
Author(s): Margaux DeRoux
ISBN: 1-4091-8820-5 / 978-1-4091-8820-9 (UK edition)
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Title: The Lost Diary of Venice: A Novel
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Title: The Lost Diary of Venice
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Title: The Lost Diary of Venice
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Title: The Lost Diary of Venice
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Title: The Lost Diary of Venice
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Title: The Lost Diary of Venice: A Novel
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June 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lost Diary of Venice
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Title: The Lost Diary of Venice: A Novel
Author(s): Margaux DeRoux
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