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Marina Fiorato

Marina Fiorato
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Marina Fiorato is half-Venetian and 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. She has worked as an illustrator, an actress, and a film reviewer, and designed tour visuals for rock bands including U2 and the Rolling Stones. Her historical fiction includes the Venetian Bargain, The Daughter of Siena, The Botticelli Secret, and her debut novel, The Glassblower of Murano, which was an international bestseller. She was married on the Grand Canal in Venice, and now lives in London with her family.

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    Beatrice and Benedick
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    Beatrice and Benedick

    Marina Fiorato
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Press

    Set a year before the events of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, bestselling author Marina Fiorato imagines the first youthful encounter between the famous lovers Beatrice and Benedick

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    The Venetian Bargain
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    The Venetian Bargain

    Marina Fiorato
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    Venice, 1576. Five years after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Lepanto, a ship steals unnoticed into Venice bearing a deadly cargo. A man, more dead than alive, disembarks and staggers...

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    The Daughter of Siena
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    The Daughter of Siena

    Marina Fiorato
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    Amid the intrigue and danger of 18th-century Italy, a young woman becomes embroiled in romance and treachery with a rider in the Palio, the breathtaking horse race set in Siena....
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    The Botticelli Secret
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    The Botticelli Secret

    Marina Fiorato
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    In this exhilarating cross between The Da Vinci Code and The Birth of Venus, an irrepressible young woman in 15th-century Italy must flee for her life after stumbling upon a deadly...

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    The Glassblower of Murano
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    The Glassblower of Murano

    Marina Fiorato
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    In this internationally bestselling debut, a heartbroken woman embarks on a grand exploration of life and love as a glassblower in the city of her ancestors, Venice, and learns that the past may not be as clear as blown glass.

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