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…this Penelope of a city, weaving her patterns by day and undoing them by night, with no Ulysses in sight. Only the sea…

Joseph Brodsky, Watermark: An Essay on Venice
John Sandoe’s has been working with Venice in Peril, a registered charity, for several years. We provide the following lists of books about or inspired by Venice. Venice in Peril will receive 10% of sales of any books in this list ordered through our website.
In view of the recent catastrophic flood damage in Venice, we are offering the following books under the same terms to raise money for Venice in Peril:
A Month in Siena/Hisham Matar
To See Clearly: Why Ruskin Matters/Suzanne Fagence Cooper
The Ultimate Christmas Cracker/John Julius Norwich
Carrying off the Palaces: John Ruskin’s Lost Daguerreotypes/ Ken Jacobson & Jenny Jacobson
fiction:
The Baron in the Trees/Italo Calvino
The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories
Venice Stories/ed. J Keates
food:
Venice: Four Seasons of Home Cooking/Russell Norman of Polpo
A Table in Venice/ Skye McAlpine
The Trullo Cookbook
children’s:
The King of the Golden River/John Ruskin, illustrated by Quentin Blake
Silver Spoon for Children
Pinocchio/Carlo Collodi, illustrated by Fulvio Testa
The Glassmaker’s Daughter/ Dianne Hofmeyr, illustrated by Jane Ray
We also offer a finding service for out of print books on Venice under the same arrangement. Click here for a list of selected out of print titles.
Price and availability may be subject to revision as necessary.

“Every civilised person owes a debt to Venice; I have only sought in the smallest way to repay this debt”

Sir Ashley Clarke (Founder, Venice in Peril Fund)