The Improbability of Love, Hannah Rothschild
Hannah Rothschild

The Improbability of Love

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WINNER OF THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE FOR COMIC FICTION 2016
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016
A BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick
When lovelorn Annie McDee stumbles across a dirty painting in a junk shop while looking for a present for an unsuitable man, she has no idea what she has discovered. Soon she finds herself drawn unwillingly into the tumultuous London art world, populated by exiled Russian oligarchs, avaricious Sheikas, desperate auctioneers and unscrupulous dealers, all scheming to get their hands on her painting — a lost eighteenth-century masterpiece called 'The Improbability of Love'. Delving into the painting's past, Annie will uncover not just an illustrious list of former owners, but some of the darkest secrets of European history — and in doing so she might just learn to open up to the possibility of falling in love again.
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Too much waffling, too little plot. The writing is fine but comes across as trying too hard to be witty or to squeeze too much and to tell every knowledge or story or frills or all of the above.

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You are each to make your assigned guests feel special. Special with a capital “S”
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For one night, forget friendship and morals: concentrate only on winning.’
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She was devastated that her younger self had lacked the foresight or wisdom to anticipate any of these outcomes.

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