Bridge of Sighs: A Short Story of the Bubonic PlagueThe Scriptorium #ad - As the black death reaches its hand into a Venetian goldsmith’s shop, a young apprentice must make a difficult choice. Venice, 1610: “my uncle the goldsmith died less than an hour ago but the Plague Doctor is already at our door…”After the bubonic plague takes his parents, ten-year-old Tonino is apprenticed to his uncle in a small goldsmith’s studio perched on a bridge.
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Soon he finds himself drawn to restore an antique gondola with the dream of taking a girl for a ride.
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Instead, her father has sent her away from the only home she’s ever known to train as an apprentice to Master Trevisan, a renowned painter. Maria arranges to leave the painter’s workshop to return to her family workshop and to a secret lover waiting for her back home. Maria bartolini wants nothing more than to carry on her father’s legacy as a master gilder.
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The feeling was bewildering, as if the earth was shaking. Ken follett in this short, spellbinding book, international bestselling author Ken Follett describes the emotions that gripped him when he learned about the fire that threatened to destroy one of the greatest cathedrals in the world—the Notre-Dame de Paris.
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In time, the exquisite jewelry designs of "La Castagna" are being praised in noble courts from Venice to Rome.
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A must read. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘Fantastic read… I loved this book. I would highly recommend. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘A wonderful story… I was completely captivated… quite heart-breaking. All things Bookie‘Excellent book! . But anna is no closer to learning the truth: what sent ines running from her adored homeland?When she meets an elderly Italian gentleman living in a deserted hamlet, who flinches at her mother’s name and refuses to speak English, Anna is sure he knows more about the devastating secret that tore apart her mother’s family.
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On this 25th anniversary, read the best-selling book that is “beautifully written. She plans to give up her child, thinking she cannot be the mother it needs. Elizabeth's, kentucky, a home for unwed mothers in Habit, usually harbors its residents for only a little while.
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He celebrates the café and lists some of his favorites; identifies his favorite villages, restaurants, and open-air markets; and recounts his most memorable meals. A celebration of twenty-five years of provençal living—of lessons learned and changes observed—with his final book Mayle has crafted a lasting love letter to his adopted home, marked by his signature warmth, wit, and humor.