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It's 1782. The 13-year-old daughter of a Venetian merchant family is lured naked from her bath by a stray cat and finds herself in the arms of Casanova - the legendary seducer of women.

Twenty-five years later Cecilia is in Albania, now a portrait painter of some renown. Enter a young man from England, a troubled poet, looking for adventure at any price - a man who begins his affair with Cecilia.

©2001 M.R. Lovric (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"A lavish description of a sensual education that drips detail and drama." (Elle)
"A dazzling baroque tale." (Sunday Times)

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brilliant writing

loved the story unfortunately ruined by female narrator's unacceptable pronunciation of Italian names, places and phrases