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My lady Fiammetta Bianchini was plucking her eyebrows and biting color into her lips when the unthinkable happened and the Holy Roman Emperor's army blew a hole in the wall of God's eternal city letting in a flood of half starved half crazed troops bent on pillage and punishment Thus begins In the Company of the Courtesan Sarah Dunant's epic novel of life in Renaissance Italy Escaping the sack of Rome in 1527 with their stomachs churning on the jewels they have swallowed the courtesan Fiammetta and her dwarf companion Bucino head for Venice the shimmering city born out of water to become a miracle of east west trade rich and rancid pious and profitable beautiful and squalidWith a mix of courage and cunning they infiltrate Venetian society Together they make the perfect partnership the sharp tongued sharp witted dwarf and his vibrant mistress trained from birth to charm entertain and satisfy men who have the money to support herYet as their fortunes rise this perfect partnership comes under threat from the searing passion of a lover who wants than his allotted nights to the attentions of an admiring Turk in search of human novelties for his sultan's court But Fiammetta and Bucino's greatest challenge comes from a young crippled woman a blind healer who insinuates herself into their lives and hearts with devastating consequences for them allA story of desire and deception sin and religion loyalty and friendship In the Company of the Courtesan paints a portrait of one of the world's greatest cities at its most potent moment in history It is a picture that remains vivid long after the final page


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    An ambitious prostitute a cunning dwarf and a perilous business to get to the top In this novel we learn the story of Fiammetta a prominent prostitute of the roman court and his ever faithful servant Bucino an intrepid dwarf as much cunning as his mistress beauty Thanks to the courtesan's famous standing and the wealth of her many clients the peculiar duo lives in comfortable opulence until they are forced to flee the city due to the invasion and great sacking of Rome in the beginnings of the 16th century Exiled and struggling for survival they wander aimlessly until one day they arrive to Venice the second jewel of EuropeForcing their way with no few amount of miracles and an undaunted will they start slowly rebuilding their life and their wealth to regain once again all their lost greatness depending solely on the powers of lustful pleasure a trade as much perilous as dangerousAn interesting historical fiction significantly spicier to what I'm normally accustomed to in regards to situations described as much as vocabulary Although I believe it may be light years away of a fifty shades standard Something to verify someday Until next time Una ambiciosa prostituta un astuto enano y un peligroso negocio para llegar a la cimaEn esta novela conocemos la historia de Fiammetta una prominente prostituta de la corte romana y su fiel sirviente Bucino un intrépido enano tan astuto como hermosa su dueña Gracias a la fama y posición de la cortesana y la riqueza de sus muchos clientes el peculiar dúo vive en una cómoda opulencia hasta que se ven forzados a escapar la ciudad debido a la invasión y gran saqueo de Roma a principios del siglo XVI Exiliados y luchando por sobrevivir deambulan sin destino cierto hasta que nn día llegan a Venecia la segunda joya de EuropaA fuerza de una no poca cantidad de milagros y una impertérrita voluntad empiezan lentamente a reconstruir sus vidas y su riqueza para recuperar otra vez toda la perdida grandeza dependiendo únicamente del poder del lujurioso placer un oficio tan azaroso como peligrosoUna lectura interesante significativamente más picante a lo que normalmente estoy acostumbrado ya sea por las situaciones descriptas como por el vocabulario Aunque calculo que debe estar a años luz de un estándar de cincuenta sombras Algo para verificar algún díaHasta la próxima