Daughters of the Doge
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Daughters of the Doge

3.0 of 5 stars 3.00  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The year is 1556 in Venice—a wealthy, bustling, multicultural city—20-year-old English protestant Richard Stocker isrecovering from the execution of his friend Lady Jane Grey. Soon Richard finds himself caught up in the complexities of La Serenissima and involved with three of the city’s most remarkable women— Faustina Contarini, a nun imprisoned in a convent by her noble...more
Hardcover, 374 pages
Published May 4th 2007 by Pan Macmillan
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Daughters of the Doge, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Daughters of the Doge

Othello by William ShakespeareThe Merchant of Venice by William ShakespeareVenetian Love Knots by Normandie AllemanDeath in Venice and Other Tales by Thomas MannThe City of Falling Angels by John Berendt
Books Set in Venice
80th out of 195 books — 129 voters
Into the Killer Sphere by Stefania MattanaUnder the Tuscan Sun by Frances MayesRomeo and Juliet by William ShakespeareA Room with a View by E.M. ForsterEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Books with Italian location
32nd out of 133 books — 81 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 88)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Elle Saverini
A British blade's coming-of-age story begins in mid 16th century England & migrates in starkly realistic scenes through the low countries and finally into Venice. Three remarkable & completely diverse women are featured: a courtesan, a Muslim, and a noble nun, all based on scholarly research and woven so well into the fabric of Venetian society that I'd trust this author in every detail.
This is his second in a series of hist'l fiction and his academic facts are stronger than his writing...more
Bev
This was another brilliant historical fiction. All about Renaissance Venice. It had me checking our my maps, pictures, art, history, and just immersing myself in the drama of the age. What a wonderful way to end the holiday.

I really enjoyed the vivid Venice that the author painted. I also loved the links to Tudor England, my other favorite genre. I am delighted to see that Edward Charles has written more books, especially on the Medici family in Florence. Can't wait to read those, but I think I...more
Kell
*REVIEWED FOR PUBLISHER*

This novel had so much potential – an exquisite setting in one of the richest periods of history, a cast of artists and royalty, and a personable hero – but I didn’t feel it ever quite delivered on its promise.

For the most part, it reads like a novel marketed at the young adult market, but occasionally the language changes to something that is definitely more adult in nature, so that it hovers on the brink between then, neither one thing nor the other. The narrative is al...more
Kiran
Didn't find this as good as the previous book; it certainly didn't live up to the promise of the blurb. I found the central character Richard Stocker actually quite unlikeable this time!
Saturday's Child
I enjoyed it for the plot being set in Venice but I did not enjoy it as much as his other novel In the Shadow of Lady Jane.
Marga Vr
Dec 30, 2007 Marga Vr marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Venice lovers
Shelves: historical
Renaissance Venice story
Veronica Williams
Veronica Williams marked it as to-read
Sep 06, 2014
Diana Smith
Diana Smith marked it as to-read
Jul 29, 2014
Ari Pettit
Ari Pettit marked it as to-read
Jul 19, 2014
Mallory
Mallory marked it as to-read
Jul 16, 2014
Micki Levin
Micki Levin marked it as to-read
Aug 10, 2014
Kara
Kara marked it as to-read
May 06, 2014
Tricia
Tricia marked it as to-read
May 01, 2014
Belinda
Belinda marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2014
Kathrine
Kathrine marked it as to-read
Mar 25, 2014
Sarah Roberts
Sarah Roberts marked it as to-read
Mar 23, 2014
Mickslibrarian
Mickslibrarian marked it as to-read
Mar 16, 2014
LeslieVA
LeslieVA marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2014
Isabel
Isabel added it
Mar 29, 2014
Katherine
Katherine marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2014
Zlatathebookworm
Zlatathebookworm marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2014
Tracey
Tracey marked it as to-read
Jan 17, 2014
Yasmin
Yasmin marked it as to-read
Dec 12, 2013
905_schrama
905_schrama marked it as to-read
Dec 08, 2013
Gail Essary
Gail Essary marked it as to-read
Aug 23, 2013
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
824346
Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.

Edward Charles was born in South Wales in 1941 and brought up in north London.

He developed his interest in English social and economic history at school, butbelieving it would never find him a job, studied economics and law at the University College of Wales and then took a PhD in corporate finance at (the then...more
More about Edward Charles...
In the Shadow of Lady Jane Inheritance of Power. Edward Charles The Courtesan of Padua The Unspoken Abuse Raphael's Secret

Share This Book