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Imagined lives : portraits of unknown people

Author: John Banville; National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : National Portrait Gallery, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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In Rosy, Tracy Chevalier writes of a handsome young man with a flushed complexion as the object of homosexual desire. Minette Walters writes a poignant letter from a despairing wife. Julian Fellowes has created a biography of a resourceful woman whose husband was executed during Henry VIII's reign. Sarah Singleton relates the adventures of a spice merchant and amateur musician struggling to make his way in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Banville; National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9781855144552 1855144557
OCLC Number: 761382458
Notes: Accompanies an exhibition held at the National Portrait Gallery, London from Dec. 2011-June 2012.
"Eight internationally acclaimed authors have invented imaginary biographies and character sketches based on fourteen unidentified portraits."--Page 4 of cover.
Description: 95 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
False Mary / Alexander McCall Smith --
Mathilda's letter ; I am Mary Douglas / Minette Walters --
The life of Nicholas Colthurst ; The life of Edmund Audley / Sarah Singleton --
Rosy ; A hand on my shoulder / Tracy Chevalier --
From the diary of Paxton Whitfield ; A letter from Catherine Hartshorn / Joanna Trollope --
The biography of William Wrightson, 2nd Viscount Dorchester ; Blanche Vavasour, Lady Marchmont / Julian Fellowes --
The life of Joachim Müller ; The life of Launcelot Northbrook / John Banville --
The tale of Joshua Easement / Terry Pratchett --
Did my hero look like that? : identifying sitters in historic British portraits / Tarnya Cooper --
The portraits.
Responsibility: fictional character sketches by John Banville [and others].

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Fictional character sketches by John Banville, Tracy Chevalier, Julian Fellowes, Alexander McCall Smith, Terry Pratchett, Sarah Singleton, Joanna Trollope and Minette Walters. To complement recent  Read more...

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