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A House Near Luccoli by D.M. Denton
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it was amazing

A most beautiful and engaging novel about Baroque musician Alessandro Stradella. Mixing fact with fictional elements we get to witness this colourful and fascinating subject in his professional and private life.
The flow of the writing is smooth and pulled me in from the first chapter - something that few historical novels master. The prose is wonderful and the pace just perfect.
There is a great story to tell about this man and the music world of the 17th Century. I was amazed at how much I enjoyed this novel, being not that familiar with the Italian Baroque 'scene'. The author has done immaculate research and fills the pages with great details without overloading it.
Donatella, the other main character of the book, is equally well drawn and interesting. This is a real pleasure to read, all the more when you read the notes about the man and the author at the end of the book.
A real find that I would like to recommend highly to other readers of historical fiction.

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May 10, 2016 – Shelved

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