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    Titian’s Boatman blends the passage of time between the 16th and the 21st centuries via two of the masterpieces of renaissance painter TitianWe start our journey in 1576 Venice a period in history when the city was in turmoil Not bad enough that corruption and violence was rife the plague was also reaping havoc with the deaths of over 50

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    Reading Titian’s Boatman by Victoria Blake is akin to embarking on a highly enjoyable journey through gorgeous

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    The art of livingIt is 1576 and Titian is living in plague ridden Venice – an old man refusing to flee from the city he loves As he waits for death to find him he thinks back to his young days when his career was

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    I actually don't know where to start my review as this novel just blew me away  It is beautifully written and researched with a cast of characters that drew me into their lives  There are many voices in this book; Aurora and Alberto in New Y

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    There is an epic vibrancy to Titian’s Boatman where the necessity of appreciating every morsel of life takes on new meaning as events unfol

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    I teach History of Art lessons on the Renaissance and the Baroue and it is wonderful to be able to recommend novels to my

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    Visit the locations in the novel Venice London New YorkLike the twists and turns of the canals in the city of Venice this novel takes you on a remarkable journey of that city across two time zones visits to London and New York before all coming together with a nice flamboyant artistic bowIt’s a sumptuous read and a truly fascinating one as the author has very cleverly merged fact and fiction into what I can only describe as a

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    A gripping foray into 16th Century Venice interspliced with contemporary London and a Titian you can go see in t

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    I really loved this book from the first page to the last Its characters are all presented very well with their emotions weaknesses inner beauty or ugliness The Venice of the 16th century very atmospheric and the modern London and New York very real I passed through many emotions while reading it I even cried at some point not necessarily the intention of the writer I definitely recommend it and it is sure to make you want to run

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    Titian’s Boatman is very different than any book I’ve read before which isn’t a bad thing In fact it was a big part of the thing that drew me to Victoria Blake’s latest novel as I often love diving into

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Ldly possessions And in the present day the echoes of what happened centuries earlier still ripple as the lives of ordinary people as far distant as London and New York are touched by the legacy of old Venic A gripping foray into 16th Century Venice interspliced with contemporary London and a Titian you can go see in the National Gallery Glorious Intrigue BeautyCreativity Loved it

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It isand Venice is in chaos ravaged by disease and overrun by crime In the midst of the anarchy we find those brave souls who have chosen not to flee the city Titian most celebrated of Venetian painters his Titian s Boatman blends the passage of time between the 16th and the 21st centuries via two of the masterpieces of renaissance painter TitianWe start our journey in 1576 Venice a period in history when the city was in turmoil Not bad enough that corruption and violence was rife the plague was also reaping havoc with the deaths of over 50000 residents between 1576 and 1577Opening with one of the many characters that adorn this book Sebastiano The Boatman has been paid a hefty sum to take a hooded man into the city that most people are fleeing On vacating his gondolier Sebastiano notices that the hooded man is Pomponio the son of the newly deceased Titian A man Sebastiano despisesPomponio is there for one reason only to claim his stake on his fathers paintings But when he arrives he s too late Thieve s have already beaten him to themNew York 2011 housemaid Aurora is the cleaner for the affluent Pereira family In the apartment hangs one of Titian s masterpieces Saint Sebastian a painting that s been missing since it was stolen from a gallery many years agoLondon 2011 Thespian Terry is in turmoil after his boyfriend Colin left him and the heartache that he is feeling as his mother hadn t long since passed Needing to keep himself busy he headed to his favourite place The National Gallery Standing in front of the painting The Man in the Blue Sleeve also by Titian Terry hears the painting speak to him telling him There are worse things than loneliness as well as you are going to die soon Crossing back and forth in time we are introduced to many characters from 16th century courtesan Tullia Buffo who returns to her home to find that thieves have ransacked and stolen everything and with no money to replace them uses her body as payment Director Ludovico who takes Terry under his wing and teaches him what love is Plus detective Alberto who needs the help of the woman he loves Aurora to help him put away Mr Pereira who he believes is a drug dealerThe book is a literary masterpiece as it interweaves facts with fiction The originality of the story is what captured me from the start The unification of past and present brought together by one man s work is extraordinaryThis compelling unputdownable book will absorb you into it s plot It will drive to the heart of you the various emotions that run through it from anger to grief love to loss the whole spectrum is beautifully presented It is vividly descriptive and intelligently writtenThis is a book that you will not just read from cover to cover but a book that you will take into your heart and hold dear long after you have read that final word It is a book that will have you wanting to delve deeper into the life of Titian needing to discover who exactly he was and the paintings that he drewReviewed by Stacey on wwwwhisperingstoriescom

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Health failing badly Sabastiano a gondolier who is the eyes and ears of the corrupted and crumbling city and Tullia the most famous courtesan of the age who must fight to retain her status as well as her wor I actually don t know where to start my review as this novel just blew me away It is beautifully written and researched with a cast of characters that drew me into their lives There are many voices in this book Aurora and Alberto in New York Terry and his new love Ludovico in London Sebastian and Tullia in Venice At first it may seen that their stories are unconnected but like a great painting their stories are like layers of paint that are gradually built up that eventually combine to make a masterpiece Their different stories are told with great understanding and empathy you feel invested in their lives and care about where their future It is two of Titian s paintings that connect these characters The Man with the Blue Sleeve that hangs in the National Gallery London which I am very fortunate to have seen and The Resurrection of Saint Sebastian Victoria Blake s writing brings these paintings to life the detail of the uilted sleeve its rich colour and the sumptuous cloth and Saint Sebastian s pain the detail of his face the expression are all brought to life The paintings also represent that art transcends time there is four hundred and fifty years between the timelines but still Titians art is able to touch peoples lives no matter where or when you are Titian painted a couple of works featuring Saint Sebastian but for the book it is there version taken from a polyptych I have included images of both of these paintings at the end of my review Another theme is families in particular those effected by the death of a family member that marks their lives Terry and his mother Aurora and her husband Sebastiano and his father Tullia who has lost children and her mother These characters are very much defined by what has happened but turn to Titian s paintings as a solace a place where they can turn in grief Most historical fiction based around Courtesan s in Venice tells of a city of fun Carnivale of Masks and parties but the only masks in The Return of the Courtesan are the masks of the plague doctor Venice is now a dark place decimated by the plague it is a shadow of its former self thousands died and many of the upper patrician class left to try and escape What is left is a city of ransacked houses where anything of any value has been stolen it is dangerous to walk the streets after dark due to thieves In contrast the Venice of 2011 is a tourist haven full of people taking in the wonderful architecture and art the city has to offer a city of love and dreams I found The Return of the Courtesan to be an erudite novel as sumptuous as the paintings it describes It covers love death family the power of art human survival instincts and also is part mystery It is written with knowledge empathy and great detail to the plot and characters I can not praise this book highly enough it is certainly one of the best novels I have read this year which is uite an accolade as I have been privileged to read some wonderful books this yearI should add the note that this book was previously published under the title Titian s Boatman a title I much prefer