Author(s): Jan Morris (illus Bevis martin)
"A Venetian Bestiary" is a celebration in words and pictures of a 'mighty menagerie of fact and fantasy': the animals of Venice, from its ubiquitous cats and barge dogs to the Golden Stallions and Winged Lion of St Mark. Illustrated with some of the many creatures who inhabit the city, the book is an enchanting tour of Venice's history and culture. In her irresistible voice, and with unmistakable authority, Morris reveals an essential tenet of Venetian life: if we don't know its animals, we don't know Venice. First published 1982; this edition 2007.