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Fiorato, Marina

Overview
Works: 50 works in 243 publications in 17 languages and 5,154 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  Military history 
Roles: Author, Creator, Photographer
Classifications: PR6106.I67, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Marina Fiorato
The glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato( Book )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonderful combination of mystery, historical intrigue and love, written by an English/Venetian author, which tells a story of passion, genius and betrayal linking the present and the past. Nora Manin decides to leave her fractured life in London to start again in Venice, and there begins to unravel the story of her ancestor, Corradino Manin, the greatest artist of glass that the island of Murano ever produced. Already established as a European bestselling novel, with over 100,000 copies sold in Europe to date. -- Publisher details
The Botticelli secret by Marina Fiorato( Book )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the gorgeous, brutal world of fifteenth-century Italy, Luciana Vetra is young and beautiful, with waist-length ringlets of golden hair. She is also a part-time model and a full-time whore. When her best client asks her to pose as the goddess Flora for Sandro Botticelli's painting La Primavera, Luciana is willing to oblige--until the artist abruptly sends her away without payment. Luciana is not usually a thief, but this time she is angry, and cannot resist taking an unfinished version of the painting, if only to look at it some more. But Luciana soon learns that someone is ready to kill her--and nearly everyone she knows--to get the painting back. As friends and clients are murdered around her, Luciana turns to the one man who has never tried to exploit her beauty, Guido della Torre, a novice at the monastery of Santa Croce. Fleeing Florence together, Luciana and Guido race through the nine great cities of Renaissance Italy, desperately trying to decode the painting's secrets before their enemies stop them. Gloriously fresh and vivid, with a deliciously irreverent heroine, The Botticelli Secret is a masterful blend of historical intrigue and romantic adventure."--Cover
Beatrice and Benedick by Marina Fiorato( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hidden in the language of Shakespeare's best-loved comedy Much Ado About Nothing are several clues to an intriguing tale. It seems that the witty lovers Beatrice and Benedick had a previous love affair that ended bitterly. But how did they meet? Why did they part? And what brought them together again?When nineteen year old Beatrice is brought to live at her uncle's court in Sicily to be a companion to his daughter, she first meets Benedick, a young soldier who is there with a Spanish lord on a month-long sojourn. As they begin to wage their war of wit, their words mask their deep love for one another. But the pair are cruelly parted by misunderstanding and slander. Heartbroken, Benedick sails to England on the ill-fated Spanish Armada. Beatrice returns to her home in the North and an unwanted betrothal. While Benedick must fight for his life on board ship, Beatrice fights for her freedom from an arranged marriage. From the point of view of Beatrice and Benedick we hear the lovers tell their own story, taking us from the sunlit southern courts of Sicily, to the crippled Armada on the frozen northern seas, to the gorgeous Renaissance cities of the north. From Marina Fiorato, author of the acclaimed historical novel The Glassblower of Murano, comes a beautifully imagined Beatrice and Benedick."--
The daughter of Siena by Marina Fiorato( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the intrigue and danger of 18th-century Italy, a young woman becomes embroiled in romance and treachery with a rider in the Palio, the breathtaking horse race set in Siena
The Venetian bargain by Marina Fiorato( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Venice, 1576. Five years after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Lepanto, a ship steals unnoticed into Venice bearing a deadly cargo. A man, more dead than alive, disembarks and staggers into Piazza San Marco. He brings a gift to Venice from Constantinople. Within days the city is infected with bubonic plague--and the Turkish Sultan has his revenge. But the ship also holds a secret stowaway--Feyra, a young and beautiful harem doctor fleeing a future as the Sultan's concubine. Only her wits and medical knowledge keep her alive as the plague ravages Venice. In despair, the Doge commissions the architect Andrea Palladio to build the greatest church of his career--an offering to God so magnificent that Venice will be saved. But Palladio's life is in danger too, and it will require all the skills of Annibale Cason, the city's finest plague doctor, to keep him alive. What Annibale had not counted on was meeting Feyra, who is now under Palladio's protection--an impossible woman whose medical skills and determination are matched only by his own. From Marina Fiorato, author of the acclaimed historical novel The Glassblower of Murano, comes a triumphant return to historical Venice with Venetian Bargain"--
The Venetian contract by Marina Fiorato( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1576. Five years after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Lepanto, a ship steals unnoticed into Venice bearing a deadly cargo. A man more dead than alive, disembarks and staggers into Piazza San Marco. He brings a gift to Venice from Constantinople
The madonna of the almonds by Marina Fiorato( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second novel from bestselling author Marina Fiorato, author of The Glassblower of Murano. The Madonna of the Almonds is set in 16th century Tuscany, as young widow Simonetta struggles to preserve her estate after the death of her husband on the battlefield
Crimson and bone by Marina Fiorato( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, 1853. Annie Stride is a beautiful, flame-haired young woman from the East End of London. She is also a whore. On a bleak January night Annie stands on Waterloo Bridge, watching the icy waters of the Thames writhe beneath her as she contemplates throwing herself in. At the last minute she's rescued by a handsome young man. Her saviour, Francis Maybrick Gill, is a talented artist. He takes Annie as his muse, painting her again and again and transforming her from a fallen woman into society's darling, taking her far away from her old life. But there is darkness underpinning Annie's lavish new lifestyle. In London and in Florence, prostitutes are being murdered. There's someone out there who knows who Annie really is - and they won't let her forget where she came from
Kit by Marina Fiorato( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Hungarian and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dublin 1702. Irish beauty Kit Kavanagh has everything she could want in life. Newly married, she runs a successful alehouse with her beloved husband Richard. The wars that rage in Europe over the Spanish throne seem a world away. But everything changes on the night that Richard simply disappears. Finding the Queen's shilling at the bottom of Richard's tankard, Kit realizes that her husband has been taken for a soldier. Kit follows Richard's trail across the battlefields of Italy in the Duke of Marlborough's regiment. Living as a man, risking her life in battle, she forms a close bond with her wry and handsome commanding officer Captain Ross. When she is forced to flee the regiment following a duel, she evades capture by dressing once more as a woman. But the war is not over for Kit. Her beauty catches the eye of the scheming Duke of Ormonde, who recruits her to spy upon the French. In her finery she meets Captain Ross once again, who seems just as drawn to the woman as he was to the soldier. Torn between Captain Ross and her loyalty to her husband, and under the orders of the English Crown, Kit finds that her life is in more danger now than on the battlefield
The Venetian bargain by Marina Fiorato( Recording )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venice, 1576. Five years after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Lepanto, a ship steals unnoticed into Venice bearing a deadly cargo. A man, more dead than alive, disembarks and staggers into Piazza San Marco. He brings a gift to Venice from Constantinople. Within days the city is infected with bubonic plague--and the Turkish Sultan has his revenge. But the ship also holds a secret stowaway--Feyra, a young and beautiful harem doctor fleeing a future as the Sultan's concubine. Only her wits and medical knowledge keep her alive as the plague ravages Venice. In despair, the Doge commissions the architect Andrea Palladio to build the greatest church of his career--an offering to God so magnificent that Venice will be saved. But Palladio's life is in danger too, and it will require all the skills of Annibale Cason, the city's finest plague doctor, to keep him alive. What Annibale had not counted on was meeting Feyra, who is now under Palladio's protection--an impossible woman whose medical skills and determination are matched only by his own
De madonna van Saronno by Marina Fiorato( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De liefde tussen de Italiaanse schilder Bernardo Luini (1480-1532) en de jonge weduwe Simonetta di Saronno lijkt onmogelijk; hij uit zijn gevoelens in zijn kunst, zij in het creëren van een amandellikeur
The double life of mistress Kit Kavanagh by Marina Fiorato( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all the dangers she faced, the greatest was discovery ... When Irish beauty Kit Kavanagh's husband is taken for a soldier, Kit enlists in the Duke of Marlborough's regiment, disguised as a man, to follow him across war-torn Italy. Risking her life in battle, she forms a close bond with her wry and handsome commanding officer, Captain Ross. But even when she dresses once more as a woman to evade capture, the war is not over for Kit. She catches the eye of the scheming Duke of Ormonde, who recruits her to spy upon the French. Torn between Captain Ross and her husband, and under the orders of the English Crown, Kit's life will be in more danger now than on any battlefield ... - Publishers description
Hči Siene by Marina Fiorato( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Slovenian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als de wrede verloofde van een jonge vrouw uit Siena in 1723 omkomt tijdens de Palio paardenrace, wordt ze gedwongen te trouwen met diens jongere broer
Die Glasbläserin von Murano : historischer Roman by Marina Fiorato( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venezianisches Glas: kostbar wie Gold. Um das Geheimnis seiner Herstellung zu wahren, verbannte der Rat der Stadt die Glasbläser auf die streng abgeschirmte Insel Murano. Als Corradino Manin, der berühmteste der Glaskünstler, 1661 einen Fluchtversuch wagt, bringt er nicht nur sich selbst in Gefahr, sondern auch die, die er liebt. Fast vierhundert Jahre später stößt die junge Leonora Manin auf das Erbe ihrer Familie. Sie ahnt nicht, wie eng die Vergangenheit mit ihrer eigenen Zukunft verknüpft ist, wie sehr ihr eigenes Glück von Corradinos Schicksal abhängt
De glasblazer by Marina Fiorato( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge Engelse vrouw gaat in Venetië op zoek naar sporen van haar voorvader, een beroemde 17e-eeuwse glasblazer
La ladra della primavera : romanzo by Marina Fiorato( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Herz von Siena : historischer Roman by Marina Fiorato( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grosse Gefühle, Spannung und Dramatik im historischen Siena Die schöne Pia Tolomei wird mit dem Erben der ersten Familie Sienas verlobt. Noch vor der Hochzeit aber stirbt dieser beim Palio, dem berühmten Pferderennen. Pias Vater zwingt sie daraufhin, Nello, den gewalttätigen Bruder des Verstorbenen zu heiraten? ein Schachzug im Machtbündnis gegen die Gouverneurin von Siena. Pia jedoch hat ihr Herz an den geheimnisvollen Riccardo Bruni verloren. Rasend vor Eifersucht will Nello beide ermorden, nicht ahnend, dass dem jungen Mann auch die Zuneigung der Regentin gilt. Als der Aufstand der Verschwörer losbricht, zeigt sich, für wen das Herz von Siena schlägt. Ein Rennen auf Leben und Tod. Ein mörderisches Spiel. Eine junge Frau, die dem Schicksal trotzt. Marina Fiorato wurde in Venedig geboren und studierte Geschichte, Kunst und Literatur in Oxford und Venedig. Sie arbeitete als Illustratorin, Schauspielerin und Filmkritikerin. Mit ihren Bestsellern Die Glasbläserin von Murano und Das Geheimnis des Frühlings begeisterte sie die Leser. Sie heiratete ihren Mann, einen englischen Filmregisseur, auf dem Canal Grande und lebt mit ihrer Familie im Norden von London
Die Heilerin von San Marco historischer Roman by Marina Fiorato( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1576. In Venedig bricht die Pest aus. Der Doge befürchtet, dass Gott die Venezianer für ihr dekadentes Leben bestraft, und sieht nur einen Ausweg: Er lässt eine Kirche bauen, die größer als alle ist, die es je gegeben hat
Das Geheimnis des Frühlings : [Roman] by Marina Fiorato( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italienische Autorin der Gegenwart. - Florenz 1481. Die temperamentvolle Luciana Vetra weiß auf den Straßen von Florenz zu überleben. Als der berühmte Maler Botticelli, dem sie als Frühlingsgöttin Modell stand, sie nicht entlohnt, stiehlt sie kurzerhand eine Skizze
Beatrice and Benedick by Marina Fiorato( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messina, Sicily, 1588. Beatrice of Mantua is brought to live at the court of her uncle Leonato, to be companion and goveness to his daughter, Hero. That fateful summer, Spanish lordling Don Pedro visits for a month-long sojourn on the island with his regiment. In his company is the young soldier Benedick of Padua. Benedick and Beatrice begin to wage their merry war of wit, which masks the reality that they dance a more serious measure, and the two are soon deeply in love. But the pair are cruelly parted by natural disaster and man-made misunderstanding. Oceans apart, divided by war and slander, Beatrice and Benedick begin their ten-year odyessy back to Messina and each other
 
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The glassblower of Murano
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The Botticelli secretThe daughter of SienaThe madonna of the almondsHči Siene
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controlled identityBennett, M. A., 1972-

Marina Fiorato

Marina Fiorato Novelist, designer, film producer

Marina Fiorato schrijver

Марина Фиорато

Марина Фьорато

피오라토, 마리나

瑪麗娜‧菲歐拉托

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