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In the Company of the Courtesan - A Novel

Sarah Dunant

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My lady, Fiammetta Bianchini, was plucking her eyebrows and biting color into her lips when the unthinkable happened and the Holy Roman Emperor's army blew a hole in the wall of God's eternal city, letting in a flood of half-starved, half-crazed troops bent on pillage and punishment. Thus begins In the Company of the Courtesan, Sarah Dunant's epic novel of life in Renaissance Italy. Escaping the sack of Rome in 1527, with their stomachs churning on the jewels they have swallowed, the courtesan Fiammetta and her dwarf companion, Bucino, head for Venice, the shimmering city born out of water to become a miracle of east-west trade: rich and rancid, pious and profitable, beautiful and squalid. With a mix of courage and cunning they infiltrate Venetian society. Together they make the perfect partnership: the sharp-tongued, sharp-witted dwarf, and his vibrant mistress, trained from birth to charm, entertain, and satisfy men who have the money to support her. Yet as their fortunes rise, this perfect partnership comes under threat, from the searing passion of a lover who wants more than his allotted nights to the attentions of an admiring Turk in search of human novelties for his sultan's court. But Fiammetta and Bucino's greatest challenge comes from a young crippled woman, a blind healer who insinuates herself into their lives and hearts with devastating consequences for them all. A story of desire and deception, sin and religion, loyalty and friendship, In the Company of the Courtesan paints a portrait of one of the world's greatest cities at its most potent moment in history: It is a picture that remains vivid long after the final page. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Grant

Length:

5h 47m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:51


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:57


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:11


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:45


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:00


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:00


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:01


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:00


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:04


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:02


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:11


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:58


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:50


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:59


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:03


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:22


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:24


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:19


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:25