Jonathan Keates is a prizewinning biographer and novelist, well known as a reviewer and as a writer on Italian culture and history. He teaches at the City of London School and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Part of the Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers in a collectible format
A fully revised, expanded and updated edition of Jonathan Keates' magisterial 1985 biography of one of the world's favourite composers.
A detailed, vivid and passionate account of the glory and sacrifice of Venice in 1848. Illuminating, exciting and profoundly moving.