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    PDF/EPUB The Improbability of 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 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 t

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    PDF/EPUB The Improbability of Love Hannah Rothschild ¿ 6 Read & download 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 acces

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    PDF/EPUB The Improbability of Love 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 b

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    PDF/EPUB The Improbability of Love 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

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    Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Hannah Rothschild Hannah Rothschild ¿ 6 Read & download Summary The Improbability of Love This is not an easy book to review since I have very mixed feelings about it It is a fast moving thrillerrom comsatire 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 events for the artistic establishment Some of the chapters a

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    PDF/EPUB The Improbability of Love Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Hannah Rothschild Hannah Rothschild ¿ 6 Read & download Wanted An editor to transform an excellent premise into a good novel Your taskLeave the Prologue mostly untouched; it's a good beginn

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    Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Hannah Rothschild Hannah Rothschild ¿ 6 Read & download PDF/EPUB The Improbability of Love 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

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    PDF/EPUB The Improbability of Love ‘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 f

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    PDF/EPUB The Improbability of Love After 4 years of living in Japan I am still perpetually gobsmacked by the idiotic assumptions westerners make about Japanese people One of the key moments in this novel where our heroine meets the love interest occurs at an art museum During this meet cute a group of Japanese tourists in a British museum are presented a

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    Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Hannah Rothschild PDF/EPUB The Improbability of Love Hannah Rothschild ¿ 6 Read & download 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

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Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Hannah Rothschild

The Improbability of Love

The Improbability of Love Read ☆ 106 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 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 AnnieYou know what The painting talks to us about its previous owners and its glorious past In the present day there are numerous parties that would like to get their hands on the painting including some unsavoury types We get a real insight into the world of art With a sprinkling of love and lashings of satire the book is impeccably plotted I loved loved loved the novel Many thanks to Bloomsbury for a copy of the book via netgalley

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The Improbability of Love Read ☆ 106 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 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 converse with all manner of lower art it s disconcerting and not a little annoying for an artwork to talk like a cheap magazine the odd lousy cheap knackered blonde who he d have uickly sweatily and noisily on the filing cabinet Ralph was effing and blinding etc I m obviously missing something since this is a Baileys Prize longlister but I m praying it s not going on the shortlist because it would be a travestyThanks to Bloomsbury and Netgalley for this copy in exchange for an honest review

Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Hannah Rothschild

The Improbability of Love Read ☆ 106 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 Wanted An editor to transform an excellent premise into a good novel Your taskLeave 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 followingCut some characters or at least concentrate the focus on just a few eliminating unnecessary back stories and irrelevant details There s a lot here and though the author does a good job of helping the reader keep all the people straight nevertheless in this case less is Make the tone and writing style consistent Is this book a mystery a love story a satire an art history lesson an exposition on dysfunctional families a cooking tutorial or a put down of the wealthy Some of these stylisitc elements can be combined in a single novel but they need to be intertwined not turned on and off like a series of light switches For instance the Prologue is presented as a drama sprinkled with some gentle tongue in cheek barbs that contrasts with the concluding chapter listing whatever happened to the characters a conclusion that sounds like Saturday Night Live riffs and one linersReconsider using the painting as an occasional narrator it s a clever device but the talking painting soon becomes annoying especially the overly cute references to moi The history lessons told by the painting could be presented in other waysFix the conclusion The reader waits almost 400 pages to attend the auction introduced in the Prologue and then no auction just a sterile newspaper account of what happened The reader deserves so cut some of the interior digressions and focus attention on the dramatic endingSo there s lots of work here for an editor but there s one area that perhaps can t be fixed The central love story doesn t make much sense Yes love is improbable but for Annie and Jesse it seems close to impossible Why Jesse immediately falls for Annie is hard to comprehend especially when she shows no affection in fact shows no interest in him and exhibits little warmth or charm But suddenly the book shifts from cooking show to cheap paperback romance and their relationship blossoms Example Can you pass the asparagus Annie asked Carefully Jesse passed the uncooked spears to her Placing them on the table his hand accidentally brushed against hers and they both felt a tiny current pass between themJesse was caught up in his own fantasy and tasting the sauce to test for seasoning he imagined running his tongue down between Annie s breasts towards her legsOn further thought this book doesn t need an editor It needs a re write

  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • The Improbability of Love
  • Hannah Rothschild
  • English
  • 27 October 2020
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