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John Berendt

The author of the bestselling Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil will be talking about his stunning new book, a unique and unforgettable portrait of Venice.


John Berendt's previous title, Midnight inthe Garden of Good and Evil is a perennial bestseller and a wonderful portrait of Savannah. Made into a popular film starring Kevin Spacy, John Cusack and Jude Law, and directed by Clint Eastwood, the cast of colourful characters entranced and amused all who read the book. Now Berendt has turned his attention to another colourful and historic city. Taking the fire that destroyed the Fenice theatre in 1996 as his starting point, John Berendt creates a unique and unforgettable portrait of Venice and its extraordinary inhabitants. Beneath the exquisite facade of the world's most beautiful historic city, scandal, corruption and venality are rampant, and John Berendt is a master at seeking them out. Ezra Pound and his mistress, Olga; poet Mario Stefani; the Rat Man of Treviso; these are among the intriguing and eccentric characters whom Berendt skewers with his elegant pen. With his background in journalism, Berendt is perfectly poised to gain access to private and unapproachable people, and persuade them to talk frankly to him. The result is mischievous, witty, compelling - and destined to be the non-fiction success d'estime of the year.


Speaker(s):

Mr John Berendt | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

15 November 2005 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Waterstone's Edinburgh West End
128 Princes Street
Edinburgh
EH2 4AD
+44 13 12 26 26 66

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Organised by:

Waterstone's
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Tickets:

£3

Available from:

Waterstone's, 128 Princes Street

Additional Information:

ticket price redeemable against book purchase on night

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