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By Marina Fiorato | Comments: ( 358 ) | Date: ( Dec 06, 2019 )

Venice, 1681 Glassblowing is the lifeblood of the Republic, and Venetian mirrors are precious than gold Jealously guarded by the murderous Council of Ten, the glassblowers of Murano are virtually imprisoned on their island in the lagoon But the greatest of the artists, Corradino Manin, sells his methods and his soul to the Sun King, Louis XIV of France, to protectVenice, 1681 Glassblowing is the lifeblood of the Republic, and Venetian mirrors are precious than gold Jealously guarded by the murderous Council of Ten, the glassblowers of Murano are virtually imprisoned on their island in the lagoon But the greatest of the artists, Corradino Manin, sells his methods and his soul to the Sun King, Louis XIV of France, to protect his secret daughter In the present day his descendant, Leonora Manin, leaves an unhappy life in London to begin a new one as a glassblower in Venice As she finds new life and love in her adoptive city, her fate becomes inextricably linked with that of her ancestor and the treacherous secrets of his life begin to come to light.

  • Title: The Glassblower of Murano
  • Author: Marina Fiorato
  • ISBN: 9781905636242
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Marina Fiorato

Marina Fiorato is half Venetian She was born in Manchester and raised in the Yorkshire Dales.She is a history graduate of Oxford University and the University of Venice, where she specialized in the study of Shakespeare s plays as an historical source.After University she studied art and since worked as an illustrator, actress and film reviewer.She also designed tour visuals for rock bands including U2 and the Rolling Stones.She was married on the Grand Canal and lives in North London with her husband, son and daughtercmillan author marina

Comments The Glassblower of Murano

  • Mark Davis

    Let me start by saying I much prefer recommending good books over warning people away from bad ones. But sometimes the only right, responsible thing to do is tell others to be wary. This is such a case.Being a history buff with a particular interest in Venice (see John Julius Norwich for something worth your time if Venice interests you), I was looking forward to a light, historical fiction read. I was even OK with the romance angle -- the cover looked decent enough and didn't scream "stay away" [...]

  • Lynne Norman

    The first thing I'd like to do is find the person responsible for proof-reading this novel and slap them, followed by recommending that they be fired from employment with the publishing house. There are numerous occassions during the book where words are completely missing from the text and, on page 105 (I was so annoyed I memorised the page number)the narrator refers to Corradino's ancestors when what is clearly meant is descendants.The shoddy proof-reading wasn't my only issue with this novel. [...]

  • Kiersten

    I was drawn to this book by the promise of reading about Venice and Murano. Unfortunately, I found The Glassblower of Murano to be not so good. First of all, there's the heroine. Leonora/Nora Manin grew up in London but was born in Venice. Her mother, an Englishwoman, we studying art abroad when she met the Titian-esque Bruno, a vaporetti driver. Of course, she immediately became pregnant, had the baby, and returned to England. Bruno, meanwhile, stayed in Venice and didn't write, ostensibly beca [...]

  • Beth

    I really loved this book. The author artfully switches between two interwoven tales, one modern-day and the other in the 17th-century, both centered in the intriguing and romantic city of Venice, Italy. The story has a bit of everything; romance, history, art, music, murder, intrigue, sacrifice and escapism. I also really enjoyed the central theme of glassblowing, which to me is an amazing art, and made this story even more interesting. The format of this book was wonderful; the chapters are sho [...]

  • Yasmin

    A very good read. It was well written with beautiful descriptions of Venice, as well as the art of glassblowing. The dual storylines were engaging and detailed, and swept you up in the story. My first read from this author and I was pleasantly surprised. I will be certainly be reading more

  • Judy

    I seem to have read several historical novels recently which interweave a modern story with one from the past - this is another along the same lines.The modern-day story is about an English woman, half Venetian, who moves to Venice after her marriage breaks up and starts tracing the story of her famous ancestor, a master glass-maker. She also follows in his footsteps by working for a traditional glassmaker.It's well-written and an easy, flowing read - the historical parts are better than the mod [...]

  • Jeane

    The beauty she discovers around her, touching it, hearing it . the knowledge that something like it exists and that it is there, where she is.The tears it brings the realization of it existence. she wrote so beautiful, so real so close to how those creations make me feelThe smile it brings on your face.That is how reading The glassblower of Murano made me feel. The story of Leonora moving to Venice to find out about her ancestors. The past and secrets of the Manin family. The beauty and returnin [...]

  • J.S. Dunn

    Never mind the glowing, capital letters on the cover that this novel was [quote] AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER. That is the first clue that something is amiss. The big phat trad publisher must have pre-ordered gazillions of copies because it's hard to believe there would be that many gullible buyers, and worldwide. Let us mourn the needless dead trees to pad the sales and tout this title.Two stars rather than one star, only because the numerous typos and missing words (!) are not the author's faul [...]

  • Princess78

    Iako ne volim idealizirane djevojke kao ni priče sa "sladunjavim" krajem, ovom romanu ne mogu dati ništa manje od četiri zvjezdice, ako ništa zbog živopisnih opisa otoka Murana i njegove povijesti koja odiše proizvodnjom predmeta od stakla na jedinstven i sofisticiran način,tzv. puhanjem. Svidjeli su mi se i opisi Venecije, njene mračne strane u periodu godine kad se taj grad na vodi "zatvara u sebe", kad ga i turisti napuštaju. S najvećom pažnjom sam ipak čitala dio koji se odnosi n [...]

  • дДеса (MardyBum)

    В "Стъкларят от Мурано" (Марина Фиорато, "Кръгозор") става въпрос за една лондонска женичка, която след изневярата на съпруга си решава да се завърне към корените си във Венеция. Там тя, в рамките на няколко месеца (дори на авторката не е известно колко точно са те), успява да ус [...]

  • Lilisa

    I loved the storyline! Venice in 1681, the art of glassblowing on the island of Murano and the tactics the Venetian Republic would deploy to preserve and protect the secrets of their craft - namely, restricting the movements of their gifted glassblowers - one in particular - Corradino Manin. What's not to like about the setting - it being one of the most charming and unique cities I've visited. Fast forward to current times and Corradino's descendant Leonora's life is falling apart in London. So [...]

  • Barbara Elsborg

    I just finished this and I loved it. I came on here expecting to see most people also loved it and though a lot obviously do there are many who really didn't like it all. I read those reviews and I can see and appreciate some of the points made, but for me, they did not detract from the story. I wasn't confused by the changing from one period of time to another, I ignored any anachronisms - I did wonder about the obsidian glass and Pompeii but I let it go. Just as I let go the odd POV slips - I [...]

  • Lisa

    Look, it's a romance, set in beautiful Venice. A bit of harmless escapism, which almost enabled this reader to ignore the utterly unbelievable plot - especially the really silly bit in the middle of the story; to forgive the predictable love interest with the obligatory potential rival thrown in, and to overlook the so-last-century view of womanhood, abandoning everything (home, friends, job etc) all for love.

  • Lyn Elliott

    This is a book club read and is so far from what I want to be reading that it's going to end up on my life-is-too-short list very soon. Our last book was Ransom by David Malouf, one of the best books I've read for years. What an unfortunate slip this one is.Update: life is definitely too short. I've read enough to say what I think at the book club, that's all that matters with this one!

  • Laura

    I received an advanced copy of this book through First Reads. This is a story about Nora/Leonora (present day) and her ancestor, Corradino (17th Century). Nora was born in Venice, but her mother took her to England when she was a baby. Her husband just left her for another woman (older and not as pretty), so to try and move on from the pain, she decides to return to Venice and follow in the footsteps of her ancestor to become a glassblower. Corradino was a maestro glassblower imprisoned on the [...]

  • Pam

    The Glassblower of Murano is by Marina Fiorato. It is a mystery and a romance in beautiful Venice of today and of old. The narrator’s view goes between that of Corradino Manin of 1700’s to that of Lenora Manin of the present. Venice and the island of Murano are the settings of this wonderful novel. Corradino Manin is the only known survivor of his family’s massacre by The Ten in Venica. He was denounced by his own brother as a traitor to Venice. As soon as he put the note in the Lion’s M [...]

  • JayeL

    I saw this book at the airport on Sunday and it was bought and read by the following Wednesday. That is a minor miracle that could have only been possible if someone else bought it and someone else did! She, then, let me read it first. A true friend!This is the story of a woman who changes her life by going back to her roots - roots she new barely anything about. A sudden turn of events in Nora's life, which, thankfully, the author deals with quickly and succinctly, leads her to Venice and a new [...]

  • Ellie

    This book was okay. It certainly wasn't horrible, but it's far from being really, really great. It was engaging, in a light, simplistic sort of way of entertaining, but the author seemed to try too hard to make it really "deep". She quotes Dante and other 'great works' seemingly as a way to make her own writing more sophisticated, but the effort falls flat.Instead of following the essential rule and showing readers what she means and what symbolism is in her story, she tells, as in:"He felt the [...]

  • Ave

    Had this novel been set in ANY other city than my beloved Venice, I'd have rated it 2 stars - finding it rather bland and unexciting with, too often, less than adequate writing. As it is though, and penned by a half-Venetian author who clearly ADORES the city and understands so much of its majestic history, The Glassblower of Murano temporarily satisfied my cravings for enchanting Venezia! Unfortunately though, there were also detracting paragraphs, multiple plot problems, grammatical errors &am [...]

  • Theresa

    True rating would be 2.5 stars if that was possible. Ugh This book really disappointed me. This is the authors debut book and had I read it before her others I'm sure I never would have picked up another. So if you liked her book Bottecelli Secret go ahead and skip this one because it's no where even close to being as good. This was painful to read really and truly it was.

  • Donna

    Loved it. I don’t care about the other reviews. I couldn’t put it down read it til 1:30 am and sad that it’s finished. Loved the Venetian history and locations kept reminding me of Donna Leon’s books. Now I must have some authentic Murano glass!

  • Margaret

    Há escritores que têm uma primeira obra memorável, que depois é difícil de suplantar, e outros em que se nota um desenvolvimento de livro para livro. Marina Fiorato encaixa-se neste último caso. Já tinha lido três obras desta autora, todas muito boas, mas este seu primeiro livro deixou muito a desejar.Fiorato tem uma ligação estreita com Itália e as suas histórias decorrem sempre numa cidade italiana. Neste caso temos Veneza. A personagem principal, Leonora Manin, parte para a cidade [...]

  • Jacquelynn Luben

    This was a good read with one or two flaws. Again, (since I seem to be reading more and more books set in two time-frames,) it was a book set in both the present, or near present and the past – like my own novel, Tainted Tree.However, the past was a far distant past – the 17th century, when, to quote , ‘mirrors were among the most expensive items to possess and, at the time, the Venetian Republic held the monopoly on the manufacture of mirrors. In order to maintain the integrity of his phi [...]

  • Oda

    Let me start with a true pearl that only Norwegians will fully appreciate: the english expression "making a cake of herself" was here translated literally into "gjøre av kake av seg selv"I dont't even.I suspect that the horrible Norwegian translation contributed a little, but this might be one of the most poorly written books I ever read. As an avid reader of historical fiction, I'm used to books like these following a prescription, and I'm used to guessing the OMG PLOT TWIST stuff to come afte [...]

  • Casey

    This was a Giveaway win for me (yay!) and I was so excited to receive it, frankly, because of how very enticing the title sounded. My overall verdict is: It was okay.The language was usually very flowery, and while sometimes this did enhance the descriptions of some places deserving of lavish adjectives, it mostly made me feel like the author was trying too hard. I also had a problem with character/relationship development. Alessandro never progressed enough, for starters. I didn't believe him [...]

  • Tara Lynn

    Halfway through this book I gave it three stars as a preliminary rating. By the time I was done, I'd given it four. Although it gets off to a bit of a slow start, by the end of the novel I was completely engrossed in the story. Remarkably sweet and touching, it tells the story of Nora's attempt to discover more about herself, as an artist and an individual, on a trip to Venice. her story intertwines in revolving chapters with that of her ancestor, the most famous glassblower in Venetian history. [...]

  • Michela Marie Mifsud

    This book had a lot of potential and the author could have surely done a better job. First of all I didn't much care for the modern part of the story. It strongly verged on the chick-lit and I was not after that genre when I chose to read this book. This was Fiorato's first novel and I believe she was experimenting in amalgamating historical fiction with chick lit. I applaude her for trying but personally I would have preferred for the modern chapters to be left out or else to not focus on the m [...]

  • Konstantin

    Kvalitet i uverljivost vikend-ljubića ili sapunica nedeljom uveče. Sažet prikaz: kliše-patetika-melodrama-kliše-melodrama-melodrama-patetika-stereotip-kliše-melodrama-patetika-happy end.Volim "Gospu od badema", stoga sam se veselio čitanju ove knjige, nadajući se da će joj makar biti blizu po kvalitetu. Nažalost, amaterizam provejava kroz svaki pasus i, sve u svemu, ovo čitalačko iskustvo je bilo pomalo (čitajte: u potpunosti) neugodno. Trebalo je da mi "Grad večne ljubavi" posluž [...]

  • Mª João Monteiro

    Este livro interessou-me por se passar em Veneza e falar de fabricação de vidro. Há alternância de tempos e histórias. A história passada na atualidade é fraca, a outra é um pouco melhor, apesar de ambas serem um pouco decepcionantes. Valeu pelo ambiente e pela aprendizagem.

  • Audra (Unabridged Chick)

    Unexpectedly enjoyable book. I was anticipating something like Suzanne M. Wolfe's Unveiling (which was awful) but instead, I found the heroine Nora real and appealing. The dual story lines were engrossing and I was equally invested in each plot. The book is nice and meaty, too -- it felt like the author had time to wrap up everything the way she wanted.

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