THE GLASSBLOWER OF MURANO by Marina Fiorato is coming soon in paperback at 11.20 euros
Already established as a European bestseller prior to being translated into English, this is a sweeping historical mystery centred on the glass-making tradition of the Venetian island of Murano.
Nora Manin has decided to leave London and her failed marriage behind her and take up what she believes to be her birthright – to be a glassblower in Venice. It is the city of her birth and the home of her famous ancestor, Corradino Manin, one of Murano’s most celebrated glassblowers.
Energetically embracing her new home and career, indeed adopting the Italian form of her name, she finds her famous name is a great help in getting her foot in the door in the notoriously chauvinistic world of glass making. Things turn sour however when her ancestor is very publicly revealed as having been a traitor to the Republic. Leonora must find redemption for Corradino, and herself, if she is to remain in her new home with the man with whom she has fallen in love – a local policeman. A tale of redemption, betrayal and love unfolds as Corradino’s story is told in tandem with Leonora’s.