Daughters of the Doge

Daughters of the Doge

Edward Charles / Aug 03, 2020
Daughters of the Doge The year is in Venice a wealthy bustling multicultural city year old English protestant Richard Stocker is recovering from the execution of his friend Lady Jane Grey Soon Richard finds hims
  • Title: Daughters of the Doge
  • Author: Edward Charles
  • ISBN: 9780230018129
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The year is 1556 in Venice, a wealthy, bustling, multicultural city 20 year old English protestant Richard Stocker is recovering from the execution of his friend Lady Jane Grey Soon Richard finds himself caught up in the complexities of La Serenissima and involved with three of the city s most remarkable women Faustina Contarini, a nun imprisoned in a convent by her noblThe year is 1556 in Venice, a wealthy, bustling, multicultural city 20 year old English protestant Richard Stocker is recovering from the execution of his friend Lady Jane Grey Soon Richard finds himself caught up in the complexities of La Serenissima and involved with three of the city s most remarkable women Faustina Contarini, a nun imprisoned in a convent by her noble family Yasmeen Ahmed, Muslim clerk and bookkeeper to the great artist Tintoretto and Veronica Franco, artists model, courtesan, and poet Each has her own story to tell, but they have one thing in common they are all daughters of the Doge, held captive by the contradictory laws and regulations of this teeming city.
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      • Edward Charles

        Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.Edward Charles was born in South Wales in 1941 and brought up in north London.He developed his interest in English social and economic history at school, butbelieving it would never find him a job, studied economics and law at the University College of Wales and then took a PhD in corporate finance at the then formative Manchester Business School.After a short period as a lecturer in Business Studies at Liverpool University he began a career in finance and management consulting, before entering the City and international business, working in Europe, the USA and Asia.His first novel, In the Shadow of Lady Jane was published on 6th May 2006 and the sequel, Daughters of the Doge was published on 7th May 2007Dr Charles lives in Devon where he writes, paints, and tends his vineyard.


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    1. A British blade s coming of age story begins in mid 16th century England migrates in starkly realistic scenes through the low countries and finally into Venice Three remarkable completely diverse women are featured a courtesan, a Muslim, and a noble nun, all based on scholarly research and woven so well into the fabric of Venetian society that I d trust this author in every detail This is his second in a series of hist l fiction and his academic facts are stronger than his writing skills it s st [...]


    2. This was another brilliant historical fiction All about Renaissance Venice It had me checking our my maps, pictures, art, history, and just immersing myself in the drama of the age What a wonderful way to end the holiday.I really enjoyed the vivid Venice that the author painted I also loved the links to Tudor England, my other favorite genre I am delighted to see that Edward Charles has written books, especially on the Medici family in Florence Can t wait to read those, but I think I shall firs [...]


    3. REVIEWED FOR PUBLISHER This novel had so much potential an exquisite setting in one of the richest periods of history, a cast of artists and royalty, and a personable hero but I didn t feel it ever quite delivered on its promise.For the most part, it reads like a novel marketed at the young adult market, but occasionally the language changes to something that is definitely adult in nature, so that it hovers on the brink between then, neither one thing nor the other The narrative is also constan [...]


    4. I enjoyed it for the plot being set in Venice but I did not enjoy it as much as his other novel In the Shadow of Lady Jane.



    5. Didn t find this as good as the previous book it certainly didn t live up to the promise of the blurb I found the central character Richard Stocker actually quite unlikeable this time


    6. Sequel to his Lady Jane book, which I hadn t read Charles really gets off on historical detail, most of which is very interesting However, it doesn t really add anything to the plot.



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