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The Passion

The Passion

Author(s): Jeannette Winterson

Location(s): Venice

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 19th Century

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this is the fantastical tale of Henri–Napoleon’s cook–and Villanelle, a Venetian gondolier’s daughter who has webbed feet (previously an all-male attribute), works as a croupier, picks pockets, cross-dresses and literally loses her heart to a beautiful woman.

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Prose of velvet, a story of ingenuity, overall a marvellous read.

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