Marina Fiorato

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Marina Fiorato

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Manchester, The United Kingdom



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Marina Fiorato is half-Venetian. She was born in Manchester and raised in the Yorkshire Dales.

She is a history graduate of Oxford University and the University of Venice, where she specialized in the study of Shakespeare’s plays as an historical source.

After University she studied art and since worked as an illustrator, actress and film reviewer.

She also designed tour visuals for rock bands including U2 and the Rolling Stones.

She was married on the Grand Canal and lives in North London with her husband, son and daughter.

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Well the new book 'The Venetian Contract' is out today! Available from all good bookshops as they say, and also from Amazon on Here's a little blurb as a taster: 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... Read more of this blog post »
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The Botticelli Secret
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 3,189 ratings — published 2010 — 27 editions
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The Daughter of Siena
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 1,638 ratings — published 2011 — 17 editions
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The Madonna of the Almonds
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 729 ratings — published 2006 — 21 editions
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The Venetian Contract
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 579 ratings — published 2012 — 19 editions
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Beatrice and Benedick
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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“Love is when you like someone so much you have to call it something else.”
Marina Fiorato, The Botticelli Secret

“A world of words where the black characters printed on the parchment he held meant more to this monk than the people or places around him.”
Marina Fiorato, The Botticelli Secret

“- Jesmo li uludo protratili zadnje dvije godine? Zar nismo već tada mogli ukrstiti naše puteve?
- Ne mislim da smo ih protratili. Naši su se putevi ukrstili onoga dana kad smo se sreli. Samo smo još neko vrijeme morali putovati sami. Tada te nisam mogla prihvatiti. Previše se toga moralo učiniti - za previše toga iskupiti.”
Marina Fiorato, The Madonna of the Almonds

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