Introduced by Jeff Cotton, creator of Fictional Cities

Over fifty of the very best writers on Venice richly evoke the past and present of La Serenissima, the world's most beautiful city.

Jan Morris arrives by sea

Casanova crosses the ominous Bridge of Sighs

Patricia Highsmith's Ripley gets his own palazzo

Kazuo Ishiguro introduces the musicians of St Mark's Square

D. H. Lawrence brings Lady Chatterley to Venice

Geoff Dyer gets under the skin of the Biennale

Sally Vickers' Miss Garnet climbs up to San Marco's horses

Thomas Mann gives us a sultry summer gondola ride

Tiziano Scarpa describes it all as only a Venetian can

'Such an idee formidable' The Bookseller

'A delightful literary guide to La Serenissima' The Guardian

'A pleasantly indulgent way of steeping yourself in the city's ambience' Financial Times

'Genuinely unputdownable ... marvel as the city, with its seductive magic, is evoked by some of the greatest writers' The Sydney Morning Herald

'So much more than your average pocket guide ... the perfect companion' Real Travel Magazine

'Brings together more than 60 of the best writers' National Geographic Traveller

'An endless source of literary inspiration ... eclectic and evocative' Italia Magazine

'A rich variety of well-hewn chronicles ... a worthy and rewarding read' Living Venice

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