Andrew Lycett

Love Behind A Mask

A Venetian Affair: A True Story of Impossible Love in the Eighteenth Century


Fourth Estate 313pp £16.99 order from our bookshop


LA SERENISSIMA WILL be a more human place for anyone who has read this well-paced account of a passionate but ultimately doomed eighteenth-century romance between a young girl of uncertain rank and a Venetian nobleman of impeccable birth.

Sign Up to our newsletter

Receive free articles, highlights from the archive, news, details of prizes, and much more.

Follow Literary Review on Twitter