Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild

A dazzling, witty and tenderly savage satire of London life and the art world that is also a surprising and wonderful love story.

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.

I was attract by the tittle and the plot with the painting.
And it was a really cool read!

Ok, I may have read diagonally some parts as sometimes too many details were draining the enjoyment and the mystery. However, the story is very well written.
It was interesting to dive into all this character's life and to understand how they were all related to this painting. The history part was also a very nice addition.

To be honest, I've really enjoyed the painting POV and all the love stories that were attached to its personal story. It was fresh and funny too.
Was less a fan of Annie but with all the different personnages, there is always someone to touch you.

It's well pictured and  i've spent a lovely time reading it.

*Arc provided by Netgalley
I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

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