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The improbability of love / Hannah Rothschild.

By: Rothschild, Hannah, 1962-.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2016Copyright date: 2015Description: 479 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781408862476 : (pbk.).Subject(s): Romance fiction | Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Fiction | Art dealers. -- Fiction | Paintings -- Collectors and collecting | Mystery fictionDDC classification: 823.92 Winner of the 2016 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction. Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's prize for fiction, 2016.Summary: When loveless Annie McDee stumbles across a dirty painting in a junk shop while looking for a present for an unsuitable man, she has no idea what she has discovered. Soon she finds herself drawn unwillingly into the tumultuous London art world, populated by exiled Russian oligarchs, avaricious Sheikhs, desperate auctioneers and unscrupulous dealers, all scheming to get their hands on her painting - a lost eighteenth-century masterpiece called 'The improbability of love'. Delving into the painting's past, Annie will uncover not just an illustrious list of former owners, but some of the darkest secrets of European history - and in doing so she might just learn to open up to the possibility of falling in love again.
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When loveless Annie McDee stumbles across a dirty painting in a junk shop while looking for a present for an unsuitable man, she has no idea what she has discovered.
Soon she finds herself drawn unwillingly into the tumultuous London art world, populated by exiled Russian oligarchs, avaricious Sheikhs, desperate auctioneers and unscrupulous dealers, all scheming to get their hands on her painting - a lost eighteenth-century masterpiece called 'The improbability of love'. Delving into the painting's past, Annie will uncover not just an illustrious list of former owners, but some of the darkest secrets of European history - and in doing so she might just learn to open up to the possibility of falling in love again.

Winner of the 2016 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction.

Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's prize for fiction, 2016.

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