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The Colour of Heaven
by James Runcie
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Venice in the year 1295. Teresa Fiolaro, a woman who has longed for a child throughout her marriage, discovers an abandoned baby in a narrow canal. She calls him Paolo and raises him in her home. As Paolo grows up, his new parents realise that their son is short-sighted - but that this close vision gives him a strange and acute eye for distinguishing colour and tone. Such a talent is recognised by Simone Martini, a painter, who sends Paolo on a quest to find the perfect ultramarine blue, the colour of heaven - a journey that will take him across the world.
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