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Circles Of Deceit Nina Bawden

Circles Of Deceit By Nina Bawden

Circles Of Deceit by Nina Bawden

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* Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, this marvellous novel is about the heroic yet impossible desire to protect another human being with love

Circles Of Deceit Summary

Circles Of Deceit by Nina Bawden

Circles of Deceit is narrated by a painter who specialises as a copyist, this is his story: 'bothered by bills and artistic conscience in about equal measure. . .susceptible to, bullied and badgered by women.' Major figures on the canvas are Clio, his child-bride; Helen, his first wife; his mother Maisie. They confound lies and the truth in a subtle weave, while the silent agony of the painter's son is a poignant reflection on the busy web of deception. And as the copyist transcribes his modern versions of Old Masters, so the past keeps breaking through the surface of the present, until fact and fiction like art and life, meet in a remarkable conclusion.

Circles Of Deceit Reviews

Beautifully observed * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *
Plays with time and notions of forgery and fidelity in life and art, as well as tracing with extraordinary exactness and creative tact the pain and survival of loss of a loved one * GUARDIAN *
Unfolds like a Persian carpet in a market place, each new inch surprising . . As gripping as a thriller and elegant at the same time * Frances Fyfield *
Among the most perceptive and accomplished novelists writing today * P.D. JAMES *

About Nina Bawden

Nina Bawden (1925-2012) was one of Britain's best-loved writers for both adults and children. Several of her children's books - Carrie's War, a Phoenix Award winner;The Peppermint Pig, which won the Guardian Fiction Award; and Keeping Henry - have become contemporary classics. She wrote over forty novels, slightly more than half of which are for adults, and she was shortlisted for the 1987 Man Booker Prize for Circles of Deceit. She received the prestigious S T Dupont Golden Pen Award for a lifetime's contribution to literature in 2004, and in 2010 The Birds on the Trees was shortlisted for the Lost Booker of 1970.

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Circles Of Deceit by Nina Bawden
Used - Very Good
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