In the Company of the Courtesan - Part 2: Chapters 7-9 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Dunant
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Part 2: Chapters 7-9 Summary

The pair move into a nicer part of town in Chapter 7, but still not exactly where they need to be to run their kind of business. Vastly recovered, though still with shorn hair, Fiammetta goes out on the street with Bucino and is delighted to realize that she still has her old talents, as she successfully seduces a Turkish gentleman, probably a diplomat. He leaves, and Bucino tells Fiammetta that it is sure: Pietro is in Venice. He then recalls the last time they knew Pietro, back in Rome, where the young man was a poor writer - very political and inflammatory, sometimes writing about Fiammetta herself in not-so-flattering terms.

Chapter 8 continues Bucino's thoughts on Pietro, but also expresses great hope for the future. La Draga knows of a way to combine other hair with Fiammetta's to disguise her...

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