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Acqua Alta by Donna Leon - First Edition - 1996 - from Shiny Owl Books and Biblio.co.uk

Acqua Alta

by Donna Leon

Condition: Very Good Condition/Very Good


MacMillan, UK, 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Printing. Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine fine. Minor marks and wear to book and jacket. ISBN: 0333656547. ISBN/EAN: 9780333656549. . 9780333656549

A New Yorker of Irish/Spanish descent, Donna Leon first went to Italy in 1965, returning regularly over the next decade or so while pursuing a career as an academic in the States and then later in Iran, China and finally Saudi Arabia. It was after a period in Saudi Arabia, which she found ‘damaging physically and spiritually’ that Donna decided to move to Venice, where she has now lived for over twenty years. Her debut as a crime fiction writer began as a joke: talking in a dressing room in Venice’s opera-house La Fenice after a performance, Donna and a singer friend were vilifying a particular German conductor. From the thought ‘why don’t we kill him?’ and discussion of when, where and how, the idea for Death at La Fenice took shape, and was completed over the next four months. Donna Leon is the crime reviewer for the London Sunday Times  and is an opera expert. She has written the libretto for a comic opera, entitled Dona Gallina . Set in a chicken coop, and making use of existing baroque music, Donna Gallina was premiered in Innsbruck. Brigitte Fassbaender, one of the great mezzo-sopranos of our time, and now head of the Landestheater in Innsbruck, agreed to come out of retirement both to direct the opera and to play the part of the witch Azuneris (whose name combines the names of the two great Verdi villainesses Azucena and Amneris).


  • Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books AU (AU)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 31154
  • Title: Acqua Alta
  • Author: Donna Leon
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good Condition
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0333656547
  • ISBN 13: 9780333656549
  • Publisher: MacMillan
  • Place: UK
  • Date published: 1996
  • Keywords: BZDB157 NOISBN Crime Fiction; Acqua Alta Donna Leon


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