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HAPPY BIRTHDAY VENICE – BUON COMPLEANNO VENEZIA

Today Venice celebrates its 1600th birthday. “Truly such is the stupendous glory of it, that at my first entrance it did amaze or rather ravish my senses.” Thomas Coryat As soon as this pandemic is behind us, I hope to … Continue reading

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WORLD BOOK DAY

Being in “lock-down” means that we have lots of time to catch up on our reading. What better day to add to your book collection than today, WORLD BOOK DAY. Amazon is doing its weird limited time, book discount scan, … Continue reading

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PRIMO GENNAIO JANUARY 1st

Until I stumbled into this odd little side gig of translating Italian poetry, my idea of poetry didn’t go much further than, “Roses are red…” etc., etc. Occasionally, I read and reread and tried to understand some of the poetry … Continue reading

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“A BRILLIANT READ”

“I loved every page of this well written story, and didn’t want it to end.Carla takes her late friend’s ashes to Venice where she is taking part in an art exhibition. She inadvertently becomes embroiled in a cat and mouse … Continue reading

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“BOOK LEFT ME BREATHLESS”

“Bridge of Sighs and Dreams is a stirring and evocative portrait of Italy under the Fascists and the Nazi occupation. I’ve visited Italy several times, and the elegant descriptions made me feel as if I had returned. This book left … Continue reading

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A NEW MONTH / A NEW SEASON / A NEW 5-STAR REVIEW

“In her first book Pamela Allegretto captivated readers with sweeping frescoes of WW2 Rome imagined through her artist’s eye. In her second she switches genres to display her talents as a caricaturist in a rollicking tongue-in-cheek adventure about a hunt … Continue reading

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“5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY”

Bridge of Sighs and Dreams was published five years ago this week. My goal was to entertain and inform. Sales, interviews, newspaper and magazine articles, and lovely reviews have exceeded any expectations I might have had. An unforeseen benefit has … Continue reading

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“I COULDN’T PUT THE BOOK DOWN!”

  “I have always been infatuated with WWII History and the Holocaust. I was so impressed with the details and the character’s determination for survival and dreams of the future. Pamela Allegretto did an amazing job capturing the history, the fear, tension, and intimidation of the times. … Continue reading

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FESTA DEL REDENTORE – Venezia

  The Festa del Redentore, one of the most important traditional events in Venice, commemorates the end of the plague of the 16th century. The annual celebration takes place during the weekend of the third Sunday of July. Between 1575 and … Continue reading

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“TIME MACHINE OF A BOOK”

“Ms. Allegretto is first and foremost a graphic artist and illustrator, but this literary foray of hers makes one wonder, if she hadn’t taken up the brush, what she might have accomplished with the pen. In Bridge of Sighs and … Continue reading

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“THIS BOOK LEFT ME BREATHLESS”

  “Bridge of Sighs and Dreams is a stirring and evocative portrait of Italy under the Fascists and the Nazi occupation. I’ve visited Italy several times and the elegant descriptions made me feel as if I had returned. This book … Continue reading

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“DYNAMIC ACHIEVEMENT”

“This book absorbed me fully from the first chapter, and the suspense grew steadily throughout. If you want a riveting glimpse of the confusion, chaos, horror, and poignant humanity of war (in this case, World War II Italy), this book … Continue reading

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FESTA DELLA LIBERAZIONE

Today is one of Italy’s most celebrated holidays: Festa della Liberazione (Liberation Day Celebration). It marks the fall of Mussolini’s Italian Social Republic and the end of the Nazi occupation in Italy in 1945. For a deeper insight into life … Continue reading

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NEW INTERVIEW

NEW INTERVIEW I was honored to have Ronesa Aveela at Bendideia Publishing invite me for a featured interview in the Cultural Diversity section of their website. I feel privileged to be included alongside so many accomplished authors who feel deeply … Continue reading

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“IT WAS AMAZING”

What a fabulous way to end the year! Thank you to noted author M.P. Tonnesen for taking the time to write such a lovely review.  “A gripping, beautifully written story of love, war, and human nature set in Italy during … Continue reading

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