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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Scales of Gold by Dorothy Dunnett, read by John Banks. 

The year 1464 finds our hero Nicholas in Venice. Plagued by enemies bent on dissolving his assets and smearing his character, he sets sail for Africa, legendary location of the Fountain of Youth and the source of gold in such abundance that men prefer to barter in shells. He will discover the charms of the beautiful Gelis - a woman whose passion for Nicholas is rivalled only by her desire to punish him for his role in her sister's death. 

Erotic and lush with detail, Scales of Gold embraces the complexity of the Renaissance, where mercantile adventure couples with more personal quests behind the silken curtains of the Age of Discovery.

©1991 Dorothy Dunnett (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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  • 08-25-20

The stuff of enchantment

sends your heart soaring and plummeting ...... your breath deep sighs and sharp intakes
wonder at the erudition and delight in the story telling

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  • Roxy
  • 08-24-20

Brilliant

Loved this book as I loved the others.
Can't wait to find out where Nicholas goes next.
Great story telling.

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  • Nicole
  • 06-13-21

Spectacular

I love this book so much, and the wonderful narration by John Banks had only intensified the feeling. A glorious and devastating experience. Onto the next book.

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  • james
  • 08-14-20

Best one yet...couldn’t beat it with a big stick

The greatest writer of historical fiction that I have ever heard. I am off to download The Unicorn Hunt now.