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Portrait of an Unknown Woman

A Novel

By Vanora Bennett

Portrait of an Unknown Woman
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  • Hardcover: Apr 2007,
    432 pages.
    Paperback: Apr 2008,
    464 pages.

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With a striking sense of period detail Portrait of an Unknown Woman is an unforgettable story of sin and religion, desire and deception

Romance, intrigue, politics, religion and art come together in Vanora Bennett's first novel, set against the backdrop of 16th century England at a time when Protestants, Catholics and humanists were set on a collision course.

The plot of Portrait of an Unknown Woman hinges on a hypothesis put forward recently by Jack Leslau that attempts to explain interesting differences between two very similar paintings, both believed to be by Holbein painted a few years apart, that portray the More family but with subtle differences between the two pictures. This theory is key to the entire plot of Portrait of an Unknown Woman but to go into any detail would result in a massive plot-spoiler. If you've read the book and want to know more, you'll find ...

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