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Polly Smith está a tentar sobreviver enuanto artista uando Oliver seu amigo e mecenas a convida a ir para casa do pai no Sul de França Entusiasmada por poder fugir do frio e da chuva de Londres e do noivo monótono Polly pede a sua certidão de nascimento para poder reuerer um passaporte Mas é aí ue o se THE ART OF LOVE is a novel set in the early 1930s that reads like a mystery set in an enigma It begins in a part of London known as Bloomsbury where a young struggling artist Polly Smith is in the process of applying for a passport A friend of hers Oliver Fraddon had invited her to spend the Christmas holiday with his family in their palatial estate in the South of France But Polly in order to facilitate the process of getting a passport has to obtain her birth certificate This is when she learns that she wasn t the person she had been led to believe she was by her aunt who had been her guardian from birth Polly is in her early 20s making a living in a gallery through touching up 19th and early 20th century paintings adjudged previously as mediocre or of marginal marketability into salable assets and painting book covers freelance for a number of publishing companies She s also engaged to be married to Roger Harrington a doctor from an affluent family of doctors whose snobbishness is enough to make one gag Polly feels herself lucky to have met him And as for Roger one gets the distinct impression that Polly is something he can shape into the perfect doctor s wife once he can wring out of her what he regards as a frivolous pastime her passion for painting and for art Now I can understand if judging by the novel s title the reader of this review is inclined to look upon this book as nothing than a love story with the usual complicating factors to make it worthwhile to read Well there s much to THE ART OF LOVE than meets the eye There are also 3 other interconnected stories in the novel through a number of richly drawn out characters such as Cynthia Harkness a recent divorcee set on marrying her lover the tycoon and press magnate Sir Edward Malreward who has a dark side known only to a few her brother Max Lytton who on the surface appears to be one of the idle rich but in truth has continued from WWI serving the government as an intelligence operative on the sly keeping tabs on people considered suspect by Whitehall and the Fraddon family headed by Lord Fraddon Oliver s father who had to leave Britain years earlier under a cloud of scandal THE ART OF LOVE shapes itself into a thriller that slowly is brought to a boil on the French Riviera during the Yuletide with an amazing outcome to rival any Agatha Christie novel Reading this novel was both enthralling and entertaining It took me to a lot of interesting places and introduced me to some rather colorful characters I recommend THE ART OF LOVE to anyone who loves reading novels spiced with romance adventure and intrigue

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The Art of Love

U mundo desaba auela ue sempre pensou ser sua mãe é na verdade sua tia; a identidade do pai é desconhecida e até o seu próprio nome não está correcto A sua “fuga” para o sol da estimulante da Riviera imprime uma nova vida à sua pintura mas nem tudo corre bem na mansão onde está hospedada O pai Ah it s one of those off we go to a villa on the Riviera stories It s pure escape and do not expect great literary values here Coincidences are the author s coin in trade and although coincidences seemed charming in other of her volumes here the reader may roll her eyes and then finish the book anywayPolly is an artist with a job prettying up old unimportant oils but her knowledge of old masters and her expertise lead her to dangerous discoveries Meanwhile she has an improbable fiance a sketchy family history and a well heeled friend with a family villa Nice twists here and there but overall not a favorite I recommend it for a nice summer read if the art world is interesting to you

Elizabeth Edmondson ☆ 5 Download

De Oliver foi forçado a abandonar a Inglaterra no meio de um escândalo e apesar do sofisticado e cosmopolita grupo de amigos ue o rodeia está prestes a ser apanhado pelo seu passado E embora Polly se encontre no centro de uma teia de mentiras o seu próprio futuro começa a tomar um novo e fascinante rumo Loved it great readLoved this book lots twists n turns but well written sad when I finished the book This is my second book by Elizabeth n its just as enjoyable certainly cant wait to read the next one


10 thoughts on “The Art of Love

  1. says:

    THE ART OF LOVE is a novel set in the early 1930s that reads like a mystery set in an enigma It begins in a part of London known as Bloomsbury where a young struggling artist Polly Smith is in the process of applying for a passport A friend of hers Oliver Fraddon had invited her to spend the Christmas holiday w

  2. says:

    Retitled and repackaged to capitalize on Villa in Italy but without that book’s charms 25 stars

  3. says:

    354Very pleasant book By the end I wanted to stretch it out and take longer breaks between picking it up again just to make it last longer It was fun guessing at Edmondson's threads and the mysterious histories of the characters I wish we had time in Paris and time to wrap up the plot some of the characters' stories but very enjoy

  4. says:

    This book was originally published under the title 'The Art of Love' Polly Smith is struggling to make her living as an artist She paints book jackets and does some picture restoration for a small company and live

  5. says:

    Ah it's one of those off we go to a villa on the Riviera stories It's pure escape and do not expect great literary values here Coincidences are the author's coin in trade and although coincidences seemed charming in other of her volumes here the reader may roll her eyes and then finish the book anywayPolly is an

  6. says:

    I loved this book It is unusual and set in interesting times and places The author should be congratulated on good research of the period I was also fascinated as a synesthesia suffererenjoyer myself to read the most accurate description of this condition in the heroine something I have not come across before The plot is great and

  7. says:

    Very enjoyableold fashioned storyromance and mystery of sortsBased in 1930's in London and then on the French Rivierain the world of millionaires and lowly artistesPredictable and slowbut that's what i think we have signed forI liked the slow pace and i liked the fact i haven't been shocked or appalled by anythi

  8. says:

    Another great story from this author The ending was very uick to enfold but I like books that don't drag out Is there a follow on May

  9. says:

    Loved it great readLoved this book lots twists n turns but well written sad when I finished the book This is my second book by Elizabeth n its just as enjoyable certainly cant wait to read the next one😊

  10. says:

    Good book from Elizabeth Edmondson one of her better ones Takes a while to get into it and the pace is slow but steady but as a holiday read it was ideal Liked the characters and there were enough twists and turns to keep you occupied