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The Book of Unholy Mischief

The Book of Unholy Mischief

CD-Audio

By (author) Elle Newmark, Read by Raul Esparza

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  • Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
  • Format: CD-Audio | 10 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 152mm x 25mm | 252g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Rearsby
  • ISBN 10: 1407434691
  • ISBN 13: 9781407434698
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 853,989

Product description

Rich with the luxurious colours and textures of Venice, "The Book of Unholy Mischief" delights the senses and breathes fresh life into an age defined by intellectual revival and artistic vibrancy. A luminous and seductive novel, it is, at its heart, a high-spirited tribute to the fruits of knowledge and the extraordinary power of those who hold its key. In a world of violence and intrigue, who guards the truth? It is 1498, and the whole of Venice is abuzz. Hidden somewhere in the labyrinthine city is an ancient book, rumoured to contain thorny heresies and secrets of immeasurable power. Luciano, a penniless orphan, has been plucked from the street and taken on as apprentice to the chef at the doge's palace. While learning the alchemy of cooking, he quickly finds himself entangled in the search for the ancient tome, even suspecting the chef, his maestro, may be concealing valuable information. But lurking in the wings are some of the most powerful, dangerous men in Venice, and Luciano's secret will lead him through a perilous maze to the centre of an intrigue that will test his deepest desires and loyalties. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60 per cent of the author's work and as low as 30 per cent with characters and plotlines removed.

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"Gripping listening, thanks to Raul Espara's many-faceted performance. Don't listen on an empty stomach: the recipes are mouth-watering." Christina Hardyment, The Times (audiobook review)"