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Hannah Rothschild ½ 0 Download Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Hannah Rothschild The Improbability of Love Download ☆ 100 To possess her picture For an exiled Russian oligarch an avaricious Sheika a desperate auctioneer an unscrupulous dealer and several others the painting symbolises their greatest hopes and fears In her search for the painting's true identity Annie will uncover the darkest secrets of European history – and in doing so she will learn about herself opening up to the possibility of falling in love aga. I was painted to celebrate the wild cascades of love the rollicking bucking breaking and transformative passion that inevitably gave way to miserable constricting overbearing disappointment With occasional chapters narrated from the perspective of the painting as is the one above this perspective shares the history of both the painter Watteau and his fame this painting by Antoine Watteau named The Improbability of Love was the painting that started a movement the rococo As this story begins this painting is up for auction but uickly changes to share the story of how it came to be there and the months and years that precede this day that has the entire art world on the edge of their collective seats When Annie enters a junk shop she s passed by many times before She s on her way home to prepare a meal for her date a man she s only recently met through some dubious dating service offering a tune up on her love life and hopes to find something to give him as a gift something to encourage him to share his hopefully mutual feelings about her She can barely afford to live but has a bit of spare cash on her and finds a somewhat dirty small painting a man gazing adoringly at a woman Haggling to bring the price down she finally wears the only person working there to let her have it at a bargain price When her date doesn t even show or call any beauty she might have seen in this painting is now tainted by the humiliation she feels for being so hopeful and so wrong Fortunately Annie has another love and one that won t desert her food Not just eating it though she loves to cook and is hired a temporary position as a chef for the Winklemans who own Winkleman Fine Art In the meantime behind the scenes others are working in the background trying to locate for the purpose of retrieving this painting worth far than Annie paid for it The level of bumbling idiocy in these behind the scenes criminal activity falls a bit short of being worthy of Laurel and Hardy or Abbott and Costello but it keeps the story flowing while the history of how much art stolen by the Nazis during WWII was hidden some discovered maybe in the to be discovered future Jesse a young painter that Annie meets while visiting the museum becomes intrigued by the painting Annie still has and is determined to help her solve the mystery of who painted the art she purchased with the spare cash in her pocket He sees the brilliance the genius of the artist who is responsible for this painting and wants to help her establish its provenance This story is less about the painting than it is about Annie her desire her need to be seen really seen as she is and not as her alcoholic and disparaging mother views her or any of the others who can t look past what she may lack in appearance and see what who she really is and the promise she holds Her need to be recognized as worthy of recognition and love like anyone else But this isn t a harleuin kind of love story there s little sunshine lollipops or roses and if there is romance it s shyly hiding and biding its time showing its face now and then But remember it s the improbability of love that establishes its value Many thanks once again to the Public Library system and the many Librarians that manage organize and keep it running for the loan of this book

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Hannah Rothschild ½ 0 Download Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Hannah Rothschild The Improbability of Love Download ☆ 100 Annie McDee alone after the disintegration of her long term relationship and trapped in a dead end job is searching for a present for her unsuitable lover in a neglected second hand shop Within the jumble of junk and tack a grimy painting catches her eye Leaving the store with the picture after spending her meagre savings she prepares an elaborate dinner for two only to be stood up the gift gathering. The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild is not only the title of this Historical Fiction novel but it s one of the characters narrating part of the story It s a famous masterpiecea painting that has a history It s been around for centuries It s a very valuable expensive desirable painting that has been lost then later found by 31 year old Annie McDee She has come to London to work as a chef while at the same time begin to mend her crushed heart from a broken love relationship When Annie first discovers this painting in a junkyard other that thinking its beautiful she has no idea of its true value or its history or anything about the artist Yet she wants to buy it She is sure her new painting will impress a loverbut things don t turn out that way Antoine Watteau was the artist a French painter His influence on the art world encompassing costume film poetry and music was extensive than almost any other 18th century artist He had many followers during his career but also a lot of critics Note when I looked through images of Watteau s paintingswhat stood out for meBesides being exceptionally beautiful was that the majority of his paintings were done outside under trees with groups of people In some of the paintings the festive community looked like they were celebrating with lavish clothes dancing listening to music or simply socializing The outdoors the trees with his group s of people could almost tell their own story Hannah Rothschild s History as Storytelling is visually imaginative with a mesmerizing plot The plot is grippingwith suspensefunny on the surface but hidden below the surface is the actual authentic emotions Hannah paints with her own dazzling writing brushstrokes a very entertaining and moving look into the modern art world in London The Historical personalities are from all walks of life There are the the wealthy Society types politicians scholars a normal hard working plumber and a vast of uniue characters each dealing with their personal disunities Satire ish funny yet heartbreaking There is a flashback to the Holocaust which moved me and reminded me of another novelI read last year called The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich Both novels are historical fiction novels with the beauty and influence that ART is in our world The mother daughter relationship between Annie and her mother alcoholic comes to lifethrough resentments love and personal growth It was easy to imagine this relationship I couldn t help but remember the movie 912 weeks remember those food scenesWell Annie is an artist with food I was wanting Annie to use her talents scrumptious cooking as a weapon when she needed most Against the villains You know what they sayLove Food finds a way to a man s heart and possibly the villains expressing a little loveColorful real life characters Crafty artful historical storytellingMany thanks for the gift to read this through First To Read Random House and the very gift author Hannah Rothschild

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Hannah Rothschild ½ 0 Download Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Hannah Rothschild The Improbability of Love Download ☆ 100 Dust on her mantelpieceBut every painting has a story – and if it could speak what would it tell usFor Annie has stumbled across ‘The Improbability of Love’ a lost masterpiece by Antoine Watteau one of the most influential French painters of the eighteenth century Soon Annie is drawn unwillingly into the art world and finds herself pursued by a host of interested parties that would do anything. I am astonished by all those rave reviews because my goodness this is an awful book It reminded me of those Pollock s toy theatres with cardboard figures which you could manipulate across the stage Two dimensional characters and a creaky plot It contains some truly bad writing and some weirdly inaccurate details that a good editor might have dealt with For example Delia settled down to watch a daily show Pointless It started at 5 pm and at 450 exactly with everything just so Delia turned the television on to see Alexander Armstrong s beaming face does that make any sense Does it matter A good writer could sketch Delia in a few deft sentences without any of that detail But maybe Xander was promised a name check by the authorThe best thing one might say about the book is that it is apparently meticulously researched stuffed full of detail about art and the art world I read to the end because the weather was hot and I was too lazy to do anything else And then I read about the author a big beast in the art world so I can only assume that this is a rather feeble satire which will be appreciated in that milieu as an in joke There are some great books about paintings Donna Tartt s The Goldfinch Ali Smith s brilliant How To Be Both Michael Frayn s Headlong Iain Pears The Portrait all wonderfully written with fully fleshed characters and intriguing plots Do read them


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  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • The Improbability of Love
  • Hannah Rothschild
  • English
  • 21 September 2020
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