A detailed, vivid and passionate account of the glory and sacrifice of Venice in 1848. Illuminating, exciting and profoundly moving.
Jonathan Keates is a prizewinning biographer and novelist, well known as a reviewer and as a writer on Italian culture and history. He teaches at the City of London School and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
"Majestic... Tremendous" -- Jan Morris * New Statesman * "Enthralling... constantly gripping" * Sunday Telegraph * "A beautifully paced and meticulously detailed narrative... unlikely to be bettered" -- John Adamson * Literary Review * "Brilliant and profoundly researched" -- Edward Pearce * Herald * "A wonderfully vivid evocation of genuine heroism and pathos" * Times Literary Supplement *