[BOOKS] ⚦ The Improbability of Love ✰ Hannah Mary Rothschild – Pocket-bikes.us

The Improbability of Love 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 Dust On Her Mantelpiece.But Every Painting Has A Story And If It Could Speak, What Would It Tell Us For 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 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 Again.

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  1. says:

    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 masterpiece.a 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 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 masterpiece.a painting that has a history It s been around for centuries It s a very valuable expensive desirable painting that has been ...


  2. says:

    This novel is an advertisement for how to try too hard with style and plot It feels false and is consistently overdone The voice of the painting is an intriguing idea, if only because it would be thrilling to be able to access the past through this means, but its voice was entirely contemporary and ridiculous because of it Even accounting for the fact that it has experienced much change over a three hundred year lifespan and explains this chatty modernisation by saying it has had to convers This novel is an advertisement for how to try too hard with style and plot It feels false and is consistently overdone The voice of the...


  3. says:

    Hannah Mary Rothschild was born into British nobility As daughter of the 4th Baron Rothschild, himself a member of a renowned banking family, she was surrounded by wealth and privilege from birth And art too, lots of art In 1985, she became chair of the London National Gallery s Board of Trustees, so it s no surprise that her debut novel is centred in this world It s the stor...


  4. says:

    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 p.m and at 4.50 exactly, with everything just so , Del I am as...


  5. says:

    This is not an easy book to review, since I have very mixed feelings about it It is a fast moving thriller rom com satire of the art world that centres on a lost painting by Watteau also called The Improbability of Love and its tangled history This is combined with the story of the woman who buys it in a junk shop and her new life as a chef specialising in themed...


  6. says:

    Wanted An editor to transform an excellent premise into a good novel Your task Leave the Prologue mostly untouched it s a good beginning, setting the stage and stimulating the reader s curiosity A record breaking auction with multiple competing interests foreshadows that drama, suspense, and intrigue will be coming as the story unfolds There s sure to be some unethical behavior and double dealing There s sure to be a send up of the wealthy and their foibles But then the editor should go Wanted An editor to transform an excellent premise into a good novel Your task Leave the Prologue mostly untouched it s a good beginning, setting the stage and stimulating the reader s curiosity A record breaking auction with multiple competing interests foreshadows that drama, suspense, and intrigue will be coming as the story unfolds There s sure to be some unethical behavior and double dealing There s sure to be a send up of the wealthy and their foibles But then the editor should go to work on the rest of the novel Consider the...


  7. says:

    Delightful and satirical, The Improbability of Love takes us deep into London s art world Annie McDee, a young chef, buys a painting at a junk shop as a birthday present for a guy who never shows up for the romantic dinner she has prepared Her mother thinks the painting resembles one of the Old Masters so they lug it to a museum for a comparison Could it be a lost 18th Century painting by Antoine Watteau called The Improbability of Love There is a powerful art dealer with a dark past who is Delightful and satirical, The Improbability of Love takes us deep into London s art world Annie McDee, a young chef, buys a painting at a junk shop as a birthday present for a guy who never shows up for the romantic dinner she has prepared Her mother thinks the painting resembles one of the Old Masters so they lug it to a museum for a comparison Could it be a lost 18th ...


  8. says:

    DNF 52% This is probably my least favorite kind of book to review because it s a book that I was really, really enjoying at first And while I can tell it is a good book, it just may not be good for me Even though it has a lot of elements I enjoy unique narrative structure, the art world, multiple perspectives, descriptive writing it just wasn t working after the initial intrigue The novelty wore off by about 40% or so, but I pushed through to see if maybe it would turn around This novel DNF 52% This is probably my least favorite kind of book to review because it s a book that I was really, really enjoying at first A...


  9. says:

    This is a book that cannot fail to entrance a reader Hannah Mary Rothschild is a truly gifted writer who can weave vibrant worlds artfully The novel moves effortlessly between the past and present Art is clearly a passion for the author and you cannot help but get hooked into the story It begins with Annie, a chef, having suffered heartbreak, buying a painting at a junk shop for her new boyfriend However, it does not work out and so it belongs to Annie.You know what The painting talks to u This is a book that cannot fail to entrance a reader Hannah Mary Rothschild is a truly gifted writer who can weave vibrant worlds artfully The novel moves effortlessly between the past and present Art is clearly a passion for the author and you cannot help but get hooked into the story It begins with Ann...


  10. says:

    From the Baileys Prize longlist, an enchanting debut novel that blends art and cooking, mystery and romance Annie McDee, a heartbroken PA and amateur chef, pays 75 for a painting from a junk shop, not realizing it s a lost Antoine Watteau that will spark bidding wars and uncover a sordid chapter of history In a triumph of playful narration, we mostly learn about the artwork s history from the painting herself She recounts her turbulent 300 year history and lists her many illustrious owners From the Baileys Prize longlist, an enchanting debut novel ...

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