Giovanni Bellini

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be…

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Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung

‘All my life my Stradivarius had been waiting for me, as I had been waiting for her . . .‘ At 7 years old Min Kym was a prodigy, the youngest ever pupil at the Purcell School of Music. At 11 she won her first international prize. She worked with many violins, waiting for the day she would play ‘the…

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Gustav Klimt: Complete Paintings

Gustav Klimt – The Complete Paintings During his lifetime, Gustav Klimt was a controversial star whose works made passions run high; he stood for Modernism but he also embodied tradition. His pictures polarized and divided the art-loving world. This is a work of Gustav Klimt scholarship that revisits his work in the context of his contemporaries.

Lady Susan

Lady Susan is a short epistolary novel by Jane Austen, possibly written in 1794 but not published until 1871. This early complete work, which the author never submitted for publication, describes the schemes of the title characterLady Susan Vernon, a beautiful and charming recent widow, visits her brother- and sister-in-law, Charles and Catherine Vernon, with little advance notice at Churchill,…

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Kate: Inside the Rainbow

KATE is a collection of beautiful images from throughout Kate Bush’s career. It includes outtakes from classic album shoots and never-before-seen photographs from The Dreaming and Hounds of Love sessions, and rare candid studio shots and behind-the-scenes stills from video sets, including ‘Army Dreamers’ and ‘Running Up that Hill’. These stunning images will be accompanied by two new essays by…

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The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau A child’s biography of French artist Henri Rousseau, who spent his life as a toll collector, but created unheralded masterpieces in his spare time. Full description