Great for lovers of Venice but ultimately unsatisfying

  • Book: A Year at Hotel Gondola
  • Location: Venice
  • Author: Nicky Pellegrino

Review Author: Jane_Rutland



You can’t fault the authentic detail, the sights, sounds, smells and flavours of Venice as captured in this novel. Nicky Pellegrino knows her stuff and as a way of getting in the mood before a trip to Venice, or reading it while you’re there this is absolutely ideal.
However I couldn’t warm to the central character and it was hard to care whether she found real fulfillment, so I’ve moved the book on to the charity shop…

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