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Water Music

Water Music

Christine Balint

Christine Balint

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In eighteenth-century Venice orphan Lucietta is raised by a fisherman’s family yet supported by a secret benefactor to study music.

At 16 she takes up her position at the Derelitti Convent one of the prestigious musical orphanages for girls playing the violin in the ensemble and training the younger musicians.

Confronted by her benefactor’s plans for her life Lucietta uncovers the true legacy of these women and her role in bridging the past


  • Pages: 128
  • Height: 207
  • Width: 127
  • Spine: 7
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About the Author

Christine Balint’s first novel, The Salt Letters, was shortlisted for The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award and published by Allen & Unwin in 1999. Her second novel, Ophelia’s Fan, was released in 2004. Christine’s work has been published to critical acclaim in Australia, The United States, Germany and Italy. She is currently developing a body of work set in eighteenth-century Venice. Christine has a PhD in Creative Arts from The University of Melbourne and taught for seven years in RMIT’s Graduate Writing Program. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at The University of Melbourne.