The most exciting books out this month.
In 1631, Sara de Vos is admitted to the Guild of St. Luke in Holland as a master painter, the first woman to be so honoured. Three hundred years later, only one work attributed to de Vos is known to remain, At the Edge of a Wood, which hangs over the Manhattan bed of a wealthy descendant of the original owner. An Australian grad student, Ellie Shipley, struggling to stay afloat in New York, agrees to paint a forgery of the landscape, a decision that will haunt her. Because now, half a century later, she's curating an exhibition of female Dutch painters, and both versions threaten to arrive. Buy the book here.
Anita Brookner was born and lived in London, apart from several years in Paris. She trained as an art historian and taught at the Courtauld Institute of Art until 1988....On March 17, 2016
On November 1, the much anticipated reworking of Sense and Sensibility, penned by Joanna Trollope, will be released.On October 10, 2013
We are delighted that Jenny Ackland joins us today to share her five most influential books.On November 12, 2015
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By Sophia WhitfieldOn May 12, 2017