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Iain Pears

Forfatter af Vejskiltets modbevis

18+ Works 15,581 Members 436 Reviews 71 Favorited

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Iain Pears was born in England in 1955. He has worked as an art historian, a TV consultant and a journalist. After several years working for Reuters, he went to Yale University to complete his book on eighteenth-century British art entitled The Discovery of Painting. He has written several novels vis mere include An Instance of the Fingerpost, The Dream of Scipio, Stone's Fall, Arcadia, and the Jonathan Argyll series. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Iain Pears

Vejskiltets modbevis (1997) 5,221 eksemplarer
The Dream of Scipio (2002) 2,200 eksemplarer
Stone's Fall (2009) 1,432 eksemplarer
The Raphael Affair (1990) 1,022 eksemplarer
Arcadia (2015) 798 eksemplarer
The Portrait (2004) 795 eksemplarer
The Immaculate Deception (2000) 766 eksemplarer
The Titian Committee (1991) 735 eksemplarer
Giotto's Hand (1994) 698 eksemplarer
Death and Restoration (1996) 676 eksemplarer
The Bernini Bust (1992) 641 eksemplarer
The Last Judgement (1993) 570 eksemplarer
Pears Iain 1 eksemplar
Ethel Gabain Lithographs (2003) 1 eksemplar

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The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (1997) — Bidragyder — 301 eksemplarer

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Group Read: Arcadia Part 6, Chapters 56-66 (End) i The Green Dragon (april 2022)
Group Read: Arcadia Part 5, Chapters 45-55 i The Green Dragon (marts 2022)
Group Read: Arcadia Part 4, Chapters 34-44 i The Green Dragon (marts 2022)
Group Read: Arcadia Part 3, Chapters 23-33 i The Green Dragon (marts 2022)
Group Read: Arcadia Part 1, Chapters 1-11 i The Green Dragon (marts 2022)
Group Read: Arcadia by Iain Pears i The Green Dragon (marts 2022)
Group Read: Arcadia Part 2, Chapters 12-22 i The Green Dragon (marts 2022)
Iain Pears, An Instance Of The Fingerpost i Historical Mysteries (februar 2008)


This would be a great beach read.
ellink | 72 andre anmeldelser | Jan 22, 2024 |
Strange book that took me a long time to read. In the end I liked it and am convinced that I will read it again.

It is the story of the same events told by four different narrators, by the time I was a little way into the second narrator, I wanted to double check facts from the first narrator and this all the way through the other narrators

I am sure that when I read it again, that the information I got from each narrator, will change the way I understand the book from the beginning.… (mere)
Hello9876 | 137 andre anmeldelser | Jan 6, 2024 |
I rather expected more from this having read [b:An Instance of the Fingerpost|15888|An Instance of the Fingerpost|Iain Pears|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1166695893s/15888.jpg|950198], [b:The Dream of Scipio|16442|The Dream of Scipio|Iain Pears|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1309203515s/16442.jpg|2548352], and [b:The Raphael Affair|875109|The Raphael Affair|Iain Pears|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DZ27CKSKL._SL75_.jpg|1045254]. Put bluntly I found this pedestrian for the most part. I did enjoy some of the more lively interchanges between the character but the mystery itself as well as the interplay amongst the crew in Italy left much to be desired in my opinion. However it is a nice fluffy read for summer and I suspect many will find this just to their tastes.… (mere)
Kiri | 8 andre anmeldelser | Dec 24, 2023 |
Flavia di Stefano is now the acting head of the art theft squad in Rome, newly married to art dealer/professor Jonathan Argyll and missing the advice of her former boss, General Bottando. The Italian government is planning an extravaganza of European art, but when one painting disappears after arriving in Rome, Flavia is requested to recover the painting, even if it requires paying a ransom, but on no account is anybody else to know either about the theft or the ransom. An impossible task, Flavia finds, and it is not long before she realizes that the entire operation has its roots deep in the very highest political offices in the land…. This is the seventh and last book in Iain Pears’ 1990s series featuring Flavia and Jonathan, and it winds up the series quite nicely. There is political intrigue, historical wrongdoings, beautiful paintings and more than one love affair, not to mention a couple of murders and a lot of money. I really love this series, especially after having visited Italy and seen some of the places depicted; I would recommend it for anybody who likes gently mocking dialogue, tons of art history, well-plotted mysteries and very engaging characters - but start with “The Raphael Affair,” the first in the series, and carry through to this book, the well-deserved end.… (mere)
thefirstalicat | 9 andre anmeldelser | Dec 15, 2023 |


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