The Bellini Card

CD - unabridged
(9 CDs)
Product Number: CX154
Released: 01 Nov, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781407419978
Narrator(s): Daniel Philpott
Publisher: W F Howes
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The third book in Jason Goodwin's celebrated series takes Yashim from the winding alleyways of Istanbul to the decaying grandeur of Venice. Charged by the Sultan to find a stolen painting by Bellini, he enlists the help of his friend Palewski, the Polish Ambassador, and goes undercover. Venice in 1840 is a city of empty palazzos and silent canals, and Palewski starts to mingle with Venetian dealers - self-made men, faded aristocrats and the hedonistic Contessa. But when two bodies turn up in the canal, he realises that art in Venice is a deadly business. And meanwhile, what has happened to Yashim?

Author(s): Jason Goodwin
Series: Yashim the Eunuch Series Series No:3
Genre: Crime, History
Original Publish Date: 01 Nov, 2008

Professional reviews

"'Yashim is a scholar, fighter, master chef and sex machine. But he's a reluctant eunuch, serving "the Sick Man of Europe", and a pervading sense of loss and decline suffuse these rich romps with melancholy intelligence.' THE DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Full of compelling historical detail and excellent cooking tips, this old-school mystery of beautiful aristocrats, loyal courtesans and bumbling bureaucrats is an enjoyable read.' THE BIG ISSUE 'Daniel Philpott is as convincing as the intrepid and subtle Yashim as he is as the headily sexy Contessa d'Aspa.' CHRISTINA HARDYMENT, THE TIMES"

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