Saturday, June 11, 2011

In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant

This is the second novel by Sarah Dunant that I've read, and I wasn't disappointed.  When I picked this one up, I wasn't really sure what to expect.  I had been let down by the last work of historical fiction that I had read (Philippa Gregory) and so I wasn't placing bets on this one either.  But what a great story!  This was a fantastic and unexpected read.  Completely unpredictable storyline, and it was worth sticking to every page.  I also love the round-a-bout way she brings in art history into this novel, as it was with the previous novel: "The Birth of Venus".  I'm hoping that this is a trend, because I'm looking forward to the next Sarah Dunant!

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