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Donna Leon is the author of the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery series. The winner of the Crime Writers' Association Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, among other awards, Donna Leon lived in Venice for many years and now divides her time between Venice and Switzerland.

'There slipped into Brunetti's mind a vision of what it must be like when Patta and his wife tried to portion out responsibility for the failures and achievements of their two sons. "My" son would win a prize at school, while "yours" would be disrespectful to teachers or fail an exam.'

                    from Death In A Strange Country, p.250