My husband is cozy by the wood stove reading an interesting biography and I have this one I love Judith Martin Miss Manners She is witty and smart but I cannot read this dense love affair she has with Venice So, having no other book I want at hand I am reduced to pestering my husband with sighs of dissatisfaction and the loud crunching of banana chips He is impervious.
I really enjoyed this, but also spent about 8 weeks in Venice I have a hard time imagining it would be that interesting to someone who doesn t have the stirring of venetophilia themselves Humorously written and wide sweeping, you ll gain a whole new view not only of the city but those who have fallen hopelessly in love with it.
I smelled trouble when the author first addressed me as gentle reader No real surprise, I suppose, since author, Judith Martin, is none other than Miss Manners Herself, but Dorothy Parker who used the term decades ago , she ain t What I hoped would offer charming, witty, acerbic, brittle insight into a city that I, and most everyone else, find irresistible, was quickly undone by an oh so aloof, self adulatory style that made me want to toss Madame Manners, along with her sorry pretensions, into the Grand Canal There were a few amusing anecdotes here and there, but nothing new given the myriad of volumes on the subject Although her tongue may be planted firmly in cheek in, among other things, crediting not a hist
The best kind of bio history the story of Venice and Miss Manners s relationship with it beautifully interwoven She is a funny, charming, and fascinating writer, and she goes to Venice four times a year If I could have any other life, that s the one I d have.
Much different than expectedThis is all about Venice, the good and bad it is very different from my expectations It is full of stories about real people who lived there, and landmarks as well.
☆ No Vulgar Hotel: The Desire and Pursuit of Venice ☆ A treat to read Venice is in my soul.
Is The Definitive Book For Managing An Incurable Passion For A Decaying, Waterlogged Village Whether You Already Have A Raging Case Of Venetophilia Or Are Among The Fifteen Million People Who Yearly Put Themselves In Danger Of Contracting It, Here Is Where You Get Your Fix Of Venetian Wit, History, Practicality, And [Judith Martin] ì No Vulgar Hotel: The Desire and Pursuit of Venice [american-revolution PDF] Ebook Epub Download ½ Enchantment Paints a nice picture of what Venice was like.
A bit on the matter of fact side Neither inspires one to drop everything for a Venetian sojourn nor turns one off forever.