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Librarian, book lover, avid reader

Currently reading

Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

The Lost Painting

The Lost Painting - Jonathan Harr Harr tells the story of the search for a lost Italian masterpiece in a way that neophytes can enjoy the thrill of the chase and not be overwhelmed with all the intellectual jargon of the art history world. Caravaggio was one of the brightest stars of the Baroque period and very few of his paintings has survives. This is the account of finding one of his painting. I liked the no frill approach the author had. For art lovers and people that like a good treasure hunt done by academics. That means old archives in remote Italian villages, research through 1600's account books, 1900's sale receipts etc. A librarian's dream treasure hunt. : )