The Fraud

Author(s): Barbara Ewing


1765. Filipo di Vecellio of Florence, portrait painter, is the toast of London: rich, successful, and married to Angelica, known as the most beautiful woman in the city. Their Pall Mall home is the hub of the art world; their impressive social gatherings are run smoothly by Filipo's silent sister, Francesca.Beneath the surface, the house conceals a swarm of dangerous secrets. Where does Francesca go as the sun sets over Covent Garden?.Why are there always candles lit in her attic, while no candles burn for her brother's exquisite wife?. Within the bustling artistic lives of the di Vecellios hides corruption and lies; love and tragedy.Wild ambition unbalances the capital's art world as a wonderful portraitist battles for the right to paint the truth ...


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'Mesmerically gripping' Sainsbury's Magazine ** 'The enormous spirit of the characters and overriding sense of fun gives this book warmth and appeal' Waterstone's Books Quarterly ** 'Written with insight, intelligence and style, a highly engaging and entertaining read with a complex plot and a cast of utterly believable characters' Sydney Morning Herald ** 'A good-humoured saga' Sun Herald **

Barbara Ewing is a New Zealand-born actress and author who lives in London. She has a university degree in English and Maori and won the Bancroft Gold Medal at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

General Fields

  • : 9781847442024
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Sphere
  • : April 2009
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Barbara Ewing
  • : Paperback
  • : Export ed
  • : 823.914
  • : 416
  • : Historical fiction