Venice has always attracted an extraordinary range of writers -
Arranged in the form of a series of detailed walks through Venice, this Literary Companion provides a vivid guide to the streets, palaces, churches, canals and squares that make up this mysterious and endlessly beautiful city.
‘The judicious selection of writings provides a welcome alternative to the tiresome trainspotting mentality of most guides and the author’s own mellifluous prose ties the enormous range of excerpts into a cogent whole. That yet another guide to Venice should not be superfluous is a measure of his achievement.’
The Literary Review
‘If you’re going to Venice, this is the smart book to take.'
The Daily Express
‘The author makes himself felt as an erudite but leisurely and good-
The London Magazine