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.
If you have not yet seen the Instagram account @hotdudesreading then check it out immediately. It will add a touch colour to your week.On May 2, 2016
Enid Blyton’s beloved cottage is for sale. Set in beautiful Buckinghamshire, it is a grade II 17th Century cottage.On July 28, 2015
Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer Min Chung, who emigrated from Kaiping, China, to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the Western name 'Ford,' thus confusing...On October 2, 2013
By Sophia WhitfieldOn January 13, 2014
By Sophia WhitfieldOn November 24, 2014
By Sophia WhitfieldOn April 29, 2014