A Likeness

By: Sonia Overall

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N.B. Remainder Book. A wonderful, rich, absorbing historical novel following the fortunes of a struggling artist around the courtly world of Elizabethan London. Norfolk, the twenty-second year of Elizabeth I's reign. An ambitious young painter strikes out from his humble beginnings for the teeming City of London. Haunted by the image of his bride's gruesome death, and fuelled by his desire to portray the splendour of life, he sets his sights on a place at the Queen's glittering court. Yet talent alone does not open the doors to royal favour, and the artist is thrown into the petty intrigues and rivalries of the English portrait schools. Here he meets Kat, a legendary courtesan with an unusual proclivity for paint. Their complex alliance leads them into a world of bribery, politics and power, and a court peopled by the celebrated figures of the age. 'A Likeness' is a masterly portrayal of Elizabethan England, the lives of noblemen and servants, artists and courtesans. It is also a deliciously erotic tale of two young people's desires and a thriller of intrigue and double-dealing.

Title: A Likeness

Author Name: Sonia Overall

Categories: Historical,

Publisher: UK, Fourth Estate: 2004

ISBN Number: 000719451X

ISBN Number 13: 9780007194513

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: Trade Paperback

Kg: 1.00 Kg

Seller ID: 000930