Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publication Date: April 27, 2016
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Dominic Smith has skilfully woven three time periods linked through the painting. In the present day Ellie is curating an exhibition in Sydney when she realises that both the original and forgery of a painting by Sara de Vos painted in the 17th Century are in transit to Sydney. In addition we spend a lot of time with Ellie in New York in 1957 when she painted the forgery. This is an armchair read and I loved being immersed in the detail and the journey. The third part of the story is set in Holland 1631 and follows Sara de Vos herself, revealing the story behind the painting. Cleverly written and totally absorbing.
Reviewed by Jan Lewis, Collins Booksellers Bacchus Marsh