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The Heart of Rome

F. Marion Crawford

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .h the mason was his closest friend there were secrets of the trade which Toto would not reveal to him.

"The numbers in the street were all changed ten years ago," Toto answered.

He rose from his seat by the grimy table, and Gigi followed his example with a sigh of disappointment. They were moderate men, and hardly ever drank more than their litre of their wine. Toto smelt of mortar and his fustian clothes and hairy arms were generally splashed with it. Gigi smelt of glue and sawdust, and there were plentiful marks of his calling on his shiny old cloth trousers and his coarse linen shirt. Toto's face was square, stony and impenetrable; Gigi's was sharp as a bill and alive with curiosity. Gigi wore a square paper cap; Toto wore a battered felt hat of no shape at all. On Sundays and holidays they both shaved and turned out in immaculate white shirts, well brushed broadcloth and decent hats, recognizable to each other but not to their employers.Read More

Community Reviews

Historical novel set in 18thC Rome. The family of the heroine is suddenly impoverished--her selfish mother leaves her with a social-climbing woman who's married to Baron Volterra--the man mainly responsible for the fall of the Conti family. An architect (Malipieri) moves into the the Conti palace...more

rating clarification 3.75

When the Conti family becomes bankrupt, their palace is confiscated and they are forced to move. Sabina, the youngest of the family is taken in, ironically, by the banker/senator and his wife (the very ones responsible for the Conti's losing their home) and spends the nex...more