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The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant

The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
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    Feb 2004, 416 pages
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    Dec 2004, 416 pages

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cj (06/18/04)

CJ - 45 - female

I had high hopes for the Birth Of Venus - and was very disappointed! I thought that the plot was too obvious. I also thought that the characters were speaking in a dialouge more suited for today than in the late 1400's. For example, the use of the word crap by the servant/friend Erila. That word did not come into use until the 1800's.
Carol (05/14/04)

Great insight into an interesting period of history I knew little about.
The characters were real and I couldn't put the book down .
Can't wait to read her next book.
Anonymous (05/10/04)


Less than I had hoped it would be. Perfectly adequate historical fiction, but not much more than that.
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