Donna Leon , born in New Jersey in 1942, has worked as a travel guide in Rome and as a copywriter in London. She taught literature in universities in Iran, China, and Saudi Arabia. Commissario Brunetti made her books world-famous. Donna Leon lived in Italy for many years, and although she now lives in Switzerland, she often visits Venice.
Donna Leon , born in New Jersey in 1942, has worked as a travel guide in Rome and as a copywriter in London. She taught literature in universities in Iran, China, and Saudi Arabia. Commissario Brunetti made her books world-famous. Donna Leon lived in Italy for many years, and although she now lives in Switzerland, she often visits Venice. See less
The following is a personality profile of Donna Leon based on her work.
Donna Leon is social, confident and informal.
She is confident, she is hard to embarrass and is self-confident most of the time. She is assertive as well: she tends to speak up and take charge of situations, and she is comfortable leading groups. But, Donna Leon is also empathetic: she feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for belongingness.
She is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: she cares more about making her own path than following what others have done. Considers helping others to guide a large part of what she does: she thinks it is important to take care of the people around her.
In this ninth foray into Venetian politics and crime, Donna Leon's writing really shines. Guido Brunetti and his family are involved in a problem -- Was their apartment legally constructed after the ... Read More
Falling in Love: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Our mystery begins with Italian Soprano Flavia Petrelli returning to Venice to sing the lead roll in the opera Tosca. Flavia has graced Donna Leon's pages twice before; in "Death at La Fenice", and ... Read More
This story seems to have been snatched from recent headlines; it is about women who have plastic surgery; Italian political corruption and what to do with trash when all of Europe's landfills are ... Read More
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