The Venetian

The Venetian

Bill Matthews


The story of a worthy young man forced to face up to his own weakness when he is confronted with the bloody realities of war and the deadly pneumonic plague.

  • New title
  • ISBN 9781800420649
  • Published Jun 2021
  • Paperback
    198 x 129mm (234 pages)


As a young doctor, NicÚlo Barbaro sets off for Constantinople to seek adventure and escape the confines of Venice and his familyís expectations. He arrives in the city just as the Ottoman Turks and the Byzantine Christians are locked in a bitter battle.

Urged to flee Constantinople by his loyal servant, NicÚlo deserts his friends and patients and sails back to Venice. When his ship is infected with pneumonic plague, NicÚlo has the chance to redeem his past failures. Will he find the courage to stay on the ship and tend to the dying crew? He knows that remaining on board could well cost him his life.

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