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By James Cowan

ISBN-10: 1590305205

ISBN-13: 9781590305201

In sixteenth-century Venice, in an island monastery, a cloistered monk stories the journey of a lifetime—all in the confines of his telephone. half historic fiction, half philosophical secret, A Mapmaker's Dream tells the tale of Fra Mauro and his fight to achieve his life's paintings: to make an ideal map—one that represents the whole breadth of construction. information of Mauro's initiatives draws explorers, pilgrims, tourists, and retailers, all desirous to give a contribution their money owed of far off humans and areas. As he listens to the stories of the unusual and incredible issues they have obvious, Mauro involves regard the area as even more than continents and kingdoms: that it's also made from an enormous and both actual inside panorama of ideals, aspirations, and desires. Mauro's map grows and takes form, changing into either extra whole and incomprehensible. within the method, the bounds of Mauro's international are driven to the extraordinary, elevating questions on the connection among illustration, mind's eye, and the character of truth itself.

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Petersburg, Moscow, and Yalta, for showing me around and advising me on all matters pertaining to the history of the period, Russian culture and language (all mistakes are mine not his); to my mother, Sally Bradby, for assistance with historical research in the UK; to my editorial team, Bill Scott-Kerr and Jason Kaufman, for their support, endless encouragement, and clever insights; to Mark Lucas, for being the greatest agent known to man; and to my inspirational wife, Claudia, for more reasons than there would be space to list.

THE WHITE RUSSIAN A N O V E L Tom Bradby Copyright © 2003 by Tom Bradby ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Thanks to Constantine Beloroutchev, for conducting key research in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Yalta, for showing me around and advising me on all matters pertaining to the history of the period, Russian culture and language (all mistakes are mine not his); to my mother, Sally Bradby, for assistance with historical research in the UK; to my editorial team, Bill Scott-Kerr and Jason Kaufman, for their support, endless encouragement, and clever insights; to Mark Lucas, for being the greatest agent known to man; and to my inspirational wife, Claudia, for more reasons than there would be space to list.

THE WHITE RUSSIAN A N O V E L Tom Bradby Copyright © 2003 by Tom Bradby ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Thanks to Constantine Beloroutchev, for conducting key research in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Yalta, for showing me around and advising me on all matters pertaining to the history of the period, Russian culture and language (all mistakes are mine not his); to my mother, Sally Bradby, for assistance with historical research in the UK; to my editorial team, Bill Scott-Kerr and Jason Kaufman, for their support, endless encouragement, and clever insights; to Mark Lucas, for being the greatest agent known to man; and to my inspirational wife, Claudia, for more reasons than there would be space to list.

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