Editor’s Pick: A Venetian Affair

A man discovers a box of old
letters in his family’s palazzo. The
letters reveal the details of a
forbidden 18th-century love affair
between the man’s ancestor (one
of Venice’s last statesmen) and the
illegitimate daughter of an
Englishman. Their romance borders
on obsession with plans for secret meetings
and letters written to each other in code. Learn more about this book (and true story) from author Andrea di Robilant.

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