The Improbability of Love (E–pub Free) ☆ Hannah Rothschild


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  • The Improbability of Love
  • Hannah Rothschild
  • English
  • 13 January 2018
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The Improbability of Love Review ¼ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Free download É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Hannah Rothschild Annie McDee alone after the disintegration of her long term relationship and trapped in a dead end job is searching for a present for her unsuitable lover in a neglected second hand shop Within the jumble of junk and tack a grimy painting catches her eye Leaving the store with the picture after spending her meagre savings she prepares an elaborate dinner for two only to be stood up the gift gathering. This novel is an advertisement for how to try too hard with style and plot It feels false and is consistently overdone The voice of the painting is an intriguing idea if only because it would be thrilling to be able to access the past through this means but its voice was entirely contemporary and ridiculous because of it Even accounting for the fact that it has experienced much change over a three hundred year lifespan and explains this chatty modernisation by saying it has had to converse with all manner of lower art it s disconcerting and not a little annoying for an artwork to talk like a cheap magazine the odd lousy cheap knackered blonde who he d have uickly sweatily and noisily on the filing cabinet Ralph was effing and blinding etc I m obviously missing something since this is a Baileys Prize longlister but I m praying it s not going on the shortlist because it would be a travestyThanks to Bloomsbury and Netgalley for this copy in exchange for an honest review Captive Embraces Captive #2 unsuitable lover in a neglected second hand shop Within the jumble of junk and tack a grimy painting catches her eye Leaving the store with the picture after spending her meagre savings she prepares an elaborate dinner for two only to be stood Paying the Piper up the gift gathering. This novel is an advertisement for how to try too hard with style and plot It feels false and is consistently overdone The voice of the painting is an intriguing idea if only because it would be thrilling to be able to access the past through this means but its voice was entirely contemporary and ridiculous because of it Even accounting for the fact that it has experienced much change over a three hundred year lifespan and explains this chatty modernisation by saying it has had to converse with all manner of lower art it s disconcerting and not a little annoying for an artwork to talk like a cheap magazine the odd lousy cheap knackered blonde who he d have Claiming Her uickly sweatily and noisily on the filing cabinet Ralph was effing and blinding etc I m obviously missing something since this is a Baileys Prize longlister but I m praying it s not going on the shortlist because it would be a travestyThanks to Bloomsbury and Netgalley for this copy in exchange for an honest review

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The Improbability of Love Review ¼ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Free download É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Hannah Rothschild Dust on her mantelpieceBut every painting has a story – and if it could speak what would it tell usFor Annie has stumbled across ‘The Improbability of Love’ a lost masterpiece by Antoine Watteau one of the most influential French painters of the eighteenth century Soon Annie is drawn unwillingly into the art world and finds herself pursued by a host of interested parties that would do anything. Wanted An editor to transform an excellent premise into a good novel Your taskLeave the Prologue mostly untouched it s a good beginning setting the stage and stimulating the reader s curiosity A record breaking auction with multiple competing interests foreshadows that drama suspense and intrigue will be coming as the story unfolds There s sure to be some unethical behavior and double dealing There s sure to be a send up of the wealthy and their foibles But then the editor should go to work on the rest of the novel Consider the followingCut some characters or at least concentrate the focus on just a few eliminating unnecessary back stories and irrelevant details There s a lot here and though the author does a good job of helping the reader keep all the people straight nevertheless in this case less is Make the tone and writing style consistent Is this book a mystery a love story a satire an art history lesson an exposition on dysfunctional families a cooking tutorial or a put down of the wealthy Some of these stylisitc elements can be combined in a single novel but they need to be intertwined not turned on and off like a series of light switches For instance the Prologue is presented as a drama sprinkled with some gentle tongue in cheek barbs that contrasts with the concluding chapter listing whatever happened to the characters a conclusion that sounds like Saturday Night Live riffs and one linersReconsider using the painting as an occasional narrator it s a clever device but the talking painting soon becomes annoying especially the overly cute references to moi The history lessons told by the painting could be presented in other waysFix the conclusion The reader waits almost 400 pages to attend the auction introduced in the Prologue and then no auction just a sterile newspaper account of what happened The reader deserves so cut some of the interior digressions and focus attention on the dramatic endingSo there s lots of work here for an editor but there s one area that perhaps can t be fixed The central love story doesn t make much sense Yes love is improbable but for Annie and Jesse it seems close to impossible Why Jesse immediately falls for Annie is hard to comprehend especially when she shows no affection in fact shows no interest in him and exhibits little warmth or charm But suddenly the book shifts from cooking show to cheap paperback romance and their relationship blossoms Example Can you pass the asparagus Annie asked Carefully Jesse passed the uncooked spears to her Placing them on the table his hand accidentally brushed against hers and they both felt a tiny current pass between themJesse was caught up in his own fantasy and tasting the sauce to test for seasoning he imagined running his tongue down between Annie s breasts towards her legsOn further thought this book doesn t need an editor It needs a re write

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The Improbability of Love Review ¼ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Free download É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Hannah Rothschild To possess her picture For an exiled Russian oligarch an avaricious Sheika a desperate auctioneer an unscrupulous dealer and several others the painting symbolises their greatest hopes and fears In her search for the painting's true identity Annie will uncover the darkest secrets of European history – and in doing so she will learn about herself opening up to the possibility of falling in love aga. I was painted to celebrate the wild cascades of love the rollicking bucking breaking and transformative passion that inevitably gave way to miserable constricting overbearing disappointment With occasional chapters narrated from the perspective of the painting as is the one above this perspective shares the history of both the painter Watteau and his fame this painting by Antoine Watteau named The Improbability of Love was the painting that started a movement the rococo As this story begins this painting is up for auction but uickly changes to share the story of how it came to be there and the months and years that precede this day that has the entire art world on the edge of their collective seats When Annie enters a junk shop she s passed by many times before She s on her way home to prepare a meal for her date a man she s only recently met through some dubious dating service offering a tune up on her love life and hopes to find something to give him as a gift something to encourage him to share his hopefully mutual feelings about her She can barely afford to live but has a bit of spare cash on her and finds a somewhat dirty small painting a man gazing adoringly at a woman Haggling to bring the price down she finally wears the only person working there to let her have it at a bargain price When her date doesn t even show or call any beauty she might have seen in this painting is now tainted by the humiliation she feels for being so hopeful and so wrong Fortunately Annie has another love and one that won t desert her food Not just eating it though she loves to cook and is hired a temporary position as a chef for the Winklemans who own Winkleman Fine Art In the meantime behind the scenes others are working in the background trying to locate for the purpose of retrieving this painting worth far than Annie paid for it The level of bumbling idiocy in these behind the scenes criminal activity falls a bit short of being worthy of Laurel and Hardy or Abbott and Costello but it keeps the story flowing while the history of how much art stolen by the Nazis during WWII was hidden some discovered maybe in the to be discovered future Jesse a young painter that Annie meets while visiting the museum becomes intrigued by the painting Annie still has and is determined to help her solve the mystery of who painted the art she purchased with the spare cash in her pocket He sees the brilliance the genius of the artist who is responsible for this painting and wants to help her establish its provenance This story is less about the painting than it is about Annie her desire her need to be seen really seen as she is and not as her alcoholic and disparaging mother views her or any of the others who can t look past what she may lack in appearance and see what who she really is and the promise she holds Her need to be recognized as worthy of recognition and love like anyone else But this isn t a harleuin kind of love story there s little sunshine lollipops or roses and if there is romance it s shyly hiding and biding its time showing its face now and then But remember it s the improbability of love that establishes its value Many thanks once again to the Public Library system and the many Librarians that manage organize and keep it running for the loan of this book


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