Barbara Lynn-Davis

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After graduating from Brown University with a degree in art history, Barbara Lynn-Davis worked at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice and began a life-long love affair with the lagoon city. She returned to Venice for a year while completing her PhD in Renaissance art at Princeton University. Along the way, she discovered the memoirs of famed lover Giacomo Casanova, and found the story she wanted to tell. Lynn-Davis teaches art history and writing at Wellesley College, and lives outside Boston with her family.

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Casanova's Secret Wife

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2017 TOP 10 ON VENICE

I'm honored CASANOVA'S SECRET WIFE was chosen as one of the year's top ten books set in Venice!

It's always special to be appreciated by the people who love what you love:

https://www.theveniceinsider.com/2017...

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“I dropped my gaze, then peeked up to study him more. His skin was swarthy, and his black eyes had a fiery light. He wore a sapphire-blue waistcoat with exotic birds sewn all over it, and on his fingers, several jewelled rings.”
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