Garden of Venus: a novel

Paperback | April 11, 2006

byEva Stachniak

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Garden of Venus is the story of an extraordinary life woveninto the fabric of Eastern European history. A saga that sweeps from the olivegroves of Greece to the bazaars of Istanbul, from a draughty Berlin palace tothe inner chambers of Marie Antoinette’s gilded Parisian boudoir, this is thelife of a girl—daughter of a Greek peasant—who became a courtesan, courtier,countess and confidante to tsars, queens and kings.

Based on the life of the famous and beloved courtier andcountess La Belle Phanariote, Stachniak’s novel is brilliantly written andalive with unforgettable characters. Garden of Venus is analluring, sensuous and exotic saga from a winner of the Amazon.com/Books inCanada First Novel Award.

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Garden of Venus is the story of an extraordinary life woveninto the fabric of Eastern European history. A saga that sweeps from the olivegroves of Greece to the bazaars of Istanbul, from a draughty Berlin palace tothe inner chambers of Marie Antoinette’s gilded Parisian boudoir, this is thelife of a girl—daughter of a Greek peasant—who...

EVA STACHNIAK was born in Wroclaw, Poland, arriving inCanada in 1981 on an English scholarship to McGill University. Her first shortstory, "Marble Heroes," was published by the Antigonish Review inthe summer of 1994, and her debut novel, Necessary Lies, won theAmazon.com/Books in Canada First Novel Award in 2000. Her fiction is theresu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:April 11, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006395430

ISBN - 13:9780006395430

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