In the Company of the Courtesan --- by s Sarah Dunant.
So what do you expect when you buy your book off the spinner in the camp store in the park during the rain? This. Historical fiction set in Rome as the barbarians sack and pillage; peaceful Venice, rich and tolerant, the perfect venue for a courtesan who has lost all during the violence in Rome. Perhaps you’ll like this novel as the mosquitoes buzz you in your tent.