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Portrait of an Unknown Woman

ISBN-10: 0061252565
ISBN-13: 9780061252563
Edition: N/A
Authors: Vanora Bennett
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Description: In the year 1527, the great portraitist Hans Holbein, fleeing the Protestant Reformation, comes to England under commission to Sir Thomas More. Over the course of the next six years, Holbein paints two nearly identical portraits of the More family,  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

In the year 1527, the great portraitist Hans Holbein, fleeing the Protestant Reformation, comes to England under commission to Sir Thomas More. Over the course of the next six years, Holbein paints two nearly identical portraits of the More family, his dear and loyal friends. But closer examination of the second painting reveals several mysteries. . . . Set against the turmoil and tragedy of Henry VIII's court, Portrait of an Unknown Woman vividly evokes sixteenth-century England on the verge of enormous change-as viewed through the eyes of Meg Giggs, More's intelligent, tenderhearted, headstrong adopted daughter, who stands at the center of this sweeping, extraordinary epic. It is a tale of sin and religion, desire and deception-the story of a young woman on the brink of sensual awakening and a country on the edge of mayhem.

Vanora Bennett is the author of two acclaimed novels, Portrait of an Unknown Woman and Figures in Silk , and an award-winning journalist. She has contributed to the Los Angeles Times , the Times Literary Supplement , The Times (London), and the BBC. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.

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