Glassblåseren fra Murano

I've done it again. I've read yet another book about beloved Italy. This time the story takes place in Venezia / Murano, and not in Firenze. This book is about a girl who travels to Venezia to find out more about her famous ancestor Corradino Manin, the famous glassblower from Murano. She discovers why the Manin name and legacy is so loved but yet so hated by people in Venezia as she becomes the first Maestra of the fornace in Murano, following Corradinos footsteps. In addition to discovering her ancestors profession, secrets, betrayal in the 16th century, she finds herself in today's Venezia, surounded by new dreams, hopes, jealousy, dark secrets and love. Of course love.



I don't know what it is about these books that captivates me..
The last book I read, His last Duchess, and the ones before that, about the Medici's was different in a sense that I knew the people had once excisted, I knew about the palaces, I've been to several of them, and I already knew the storyline.
But this book, the glassblower from Murano, which is based in a totally different city and region and about 100 years later then all the other books, hit me just as hard. I loved it. I don't know if it was the story itself, the back and forth from 16th century Venezia to present day Venezia, or maybe the artistic jewellery aspect of it.

I actually read this book in Norwegian (and I never read in Norwegian, only in English and Italian), so in the beginning it was kinda hard to focus, but from like page 10, I was sold.

Either way, I recommend this book.

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19.10.2010 kl.21:10

Jeg har denne boka jeg også, men den har blitt stående i bokhylla ei stund... Det er jo så mange fine bøker å lese! Men denne blir nok neste nå :)

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28, Oslo

Jeg er utdannet Gullsmed, og har videreutdannet meg som Edelstensfatter i Firenze, Italia. Jeg er veldig interessert i historie, spesielt middelalder & renessansen. Jeg spiller (mye) golf, og drømmer om å kjøpe et torp på Hedmarken, med solsvidde, laftede hus, med gress på taket, ha verksted i stabburet og bake mitt eget brød. <3