No Vulgar Hotel

No Vulgar Hotel

The Desire and Pursuit of Venice

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Baker & Taylor
The noted etiquette expert and author of Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior shares her love for the Italian city of Venice and its delights, unique character, landmarks, waterways, and other colorful wonders.

Norton Pub
The definitive manual for the hopeless Venetophile.
Love of Venice can strike anyone, not just romantic wusses. Among the toughies with serious cases were Lord Byron, Richard Wagner, Ezra Pound, and Ernest Hemingway. Symptoms include:Wishing that the movie stars in films set in Venice would move aside so that you can get a better view of the scenery.Wondering why people ask if you had good weather when you were thereas if rain could dampen your love.Thinking that people who go to Tuscany or Provence must be nuts.Believing that the "Per San Marco" street sign with arrows pointing in opposite directions makes perfect sense.Consoling yourself when you leave by remembering the generations of Venetian merchants who, as they were borne away from Venice, vowed to be back as soon as they had more money.There is no cure for this affliction. This is a guide to managing it.

Book News
Martin, a.k.a. Miss Manners, presents a guide to Venice that is both an homage to the city and a manual for "Venetophiles" to navigating it. She describes--through narrative--getting around, dress, food and drink, customs, history, famous people who have visited, and depictions of Venice, among other details. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393059328
Characteristics: 330 p. ; 22 cm


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