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A curious Earth

Author: Gerard Woodward
Publisher: Rearsby : W F Howes, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : Fiction : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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Left with an empty house and cupboards full of hoarded odds and ends that seem to have nothing to do with him, Aldous Jones is tempted to spend the whole day sitting in his chair in the kitchen. But with admirable determination, he resolutely resumes old pastimes until, one day, wandering London with his bus pass, he is surprised to find in the National Gallery a painting that holds him completely in its spell.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard Woodward
ISBN: 9781407405469 1407405462
OCLC Number: 183913550
Notes: Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus.
Description: 438 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Gerard Woodward.

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Left with an empty house and cupboards full of hoarded odds and ends that seem to have nothing to do with him, Aldous Jones is tempted to spend the whole day sitting in his chair in the kitchen. But with admirable determination, he resolutely resumes old pastimes until, one day, wandering London with his bus pass, he is surprised to find in the National Gallery a painting that holds him completely in its spell. Rembrandt's portrait of his housekeeper turned mistress, Hendrijcke Stoffels, awakens in Aldous the desire for a new life, a new woman, sex and companionship that will lead him to Ostend to stay with his bohemian son, to Flemish evening classes, and through a series of slightly misguided relationships with sympathetic women until eventually he meets his Hendrijcke.

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