February 3, 2009

Time For a New Book!

Posted in Company of the Courtesan tagged at 6:51 pm by Ms. Davis

Our next book, recommended by Gloria, will be In the Company of the Courtesan, by Sarah Dunant.

From the back of the book:

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 to start life anew.  In the shimmering city born out of water to become a miracle of east-west trade, the two begin to rebuild their enterprise, and 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. Venice, however, is a city that holds its own temptations and dangerous secrets.

Sounds exciting, and Gloria says it’s “juicy!” I can’t wait to dive in!

Leave a comment when you get the book – hopefully we can meet in about a month? I will be posting questions for us to think about in a few days. 🙂

Happy Reading! Enjoy!



  1. Kathy Nace said,

    I’ve got the book AND the CD!!!!!! Are you jealous?
    I’ll definately get this one in! K

    • cakequeen2 said,

      You are gonna LOVE this book! Fiametta is quite resourceful, but it’s her man-servant Bucino that steals the show. the descriptive language of Italy is so rich that you can actually “see” it. Enjoy, folks……can’t wait to talk about it!


  2. mrsavery said,

    Got the book – wish I had the CD Kathy! 🙂 Haven’t started yet, but I will!

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