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In the Company of the Courtesan

(2006)
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My lady, Fiammetta Bianchini, was plucking her eyebrows and biting color into her lips when the unthinkable happened and the Holy Roman Emperor's army blew a hole in the wall of God's eternal city, letting in a flood of half-starved, half-crazed troops bent on pillage and punishment.

Thus begins In the Company of the Courtesan, Sarah Dunant's epic novel of life in Renaissance Italy. Escaping the sack of Rome in 1527, with their stomachs churning on the jewels they have swallowed, the courtesan Fiammetta and her dwarf companion, Bucino, head for Venice, the shimmering city born out of water to become a miracle of east-west trade: rich and rancid, pious and profitable, beautiful and squalid.
With a mix of courage and cunning they infiltrate Venetian society. Together they make the perfect partnership: the sharp-tongued, sharp-witted dwarf, and his vibrant mistress, trained from birth to charm, entertain, and satisfy men who have the money to support her.
Yet as their fortunes rise, this perfect partnership comes under threat, from the searing passion of a lover who wants more than his allotted nights to the attentions of an admiring Turk in search of human novelties for his sultan's court. But Fiammetta and Bucino's greatest challenge comes from a young crippled woman, a blind healer who insinuates herself into their lives and hearts with devastating consequences for them all.
A story of desire and deception, sin and religion, loyalty and friendship, In the Company of the Courtesan paints a portrait of one of the world's greatest cities at its most potent moment in history: It is a picture that remains vivid long after the final page.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: In the Company of the Courtesan - NEW
Author(s): SARAH DUNANT
ISBN: 0-316-02968-8 / 978-0-316-02968-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN & COMPANY
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February 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: In the Company of the Courtesan: A Novel (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 0-7393-2606-6 / 978-0-7393-2606-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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February 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: In the Company of the Courtesan: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-4000-6381-7 / 978-1-4000-6381-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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2006 : UK Hardback
Title: In the Company of the Courtesan
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-84408-010-2 / 978-1-84408-010-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Random House, New York
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2006 : UK Hardback
Title: In the Company of The Courtesan
Author(s): sarah dunant
ISBN: 1-4056-1374-2 / 978-1-4056-1374-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO Limited
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: In The Company Of The Courtesan
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-84408-910-X / 978-1-84408-910-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: In The Company Of The Courtesan
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-84408-229-6 / 978-1-84408-229-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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February 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: In the Company of the Courtesan: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 0-8129-7404-2 / 978-0-8129-7404-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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2006 : UK Paperback
Title: In The Company Of The Courtesan
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-84408-415-9 / 978-1-84408-415-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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March 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: In The Company Of The Courtesan
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-84408-284-9 / 978-1-84408-284-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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2006 : USA Paperback
Title: In the Company of the Courtesan
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 0-7394-7189-9 / 978-0-7394-7189-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Audio Editions

April 2008 : UK Audio CD
Title: In the Company of the Courtesan
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-4074-2152-2 / 978-1-4074-2152-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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October 2007 : UK Audio edition
Title: In the Company of the Courtesan
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
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May 2006 : USA Audio edition
Title: In the Company of the Courtesan
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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May 2006 : UK Audio edition
Title: In the Company of the Courtesan
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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April 2006 : USA Audio edition
Title: In the Company of the Courtesan
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2006 : UK Audio CD
Title: In The Company Of The Courtesan
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-4055-0142-1 / 978-1-4055-0142-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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March 2006 : USA Audio edition
Title: In the Company of the Courtesan
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
Publisher: Books on Tape
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February 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: In the Company of the Courtesan: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 0-7393-2506-X / 978-1-4159-2681-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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January 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: In the Company of the Courtesan
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1-4159-2680-8 / 978-1-4159-2680-2 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

July 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: In the Company of the Courtesan
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
Publisher: Virago
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July 2009 : UK Kindle edition
Title: In The Company Of The Courtesan
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
Publisher: Virago
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April 2006 : USA Kindle edition
Title: In the Company of the Courtesan: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
Publisher: Random House
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