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Book Title: Giotto's Hand: A Jonathan Argyll Mystery|
The author of the book: Iain Pears
Date of issue: July 28th 1997
ISBN 13: 9780684814605
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.32 MB
Edition: Scribner Book Company
Read full description of the books Giotto's Hand: A Jonathan Argyll Mystery:One of my students loaned this to me, so I had to finish before class ends this week. I had read one of the earlier in the series, which didn't impel me to run out and read the rest. This was a fine diversion, but I had some issues with it. The plot was overly convoluted, I kept losing track of who was who among the villagers (George and Gordon? Couldn't one be Ed or Hank?), and I didn't buy the motivation of the villain. It struck me as ironic that Romans were complaining about British trains. Finally, nothing about the drawing, from Jonathan's first notice of it to his final disposition of it, rang true to me. So, not Mr. Pears' best work, but I guess it beats trying to make a living as an art historian.
Read information about the authorIain Pears is an English art historian, novelist and journalist. He was educated at Warwick School, Warwick, Wadham College and Wolfson College, Oxford. Before writing, he worked as a reporter for the BBC, Channel 4 (UK) and ZDF (Germany) and correspondent for Reuters from 1982 to 1990 in Italy, France, UK and US. In 1987 he became a Getty Fellow in the Arts and Humanities at Yale University. His well-known novel series features Jonathan Argyll, art historian, though international fame first arrived with his best selling book An Instance of the Fingerpost (1998), which was translated into several languages. Pears currently lives with his wife and children in Oxford.
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