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by James Hamilton
James Hamilton’s rich and fascinating A Strange Business, named a Best Alboom of the Year by The Sunday Times, The Guardian, and The Spectator in England, delves into the famed personalities, social changes, and technological advances of London’s nineteenth century art world, a revolution that influences us to this day.
Britain became a center for world commerce in the nineteenth century, thanks largely to the vibrant exchange between culture and business that marked the decades following the Industrial Revolution. Hamilton explores how art was made and paid for, the turns of fashion, and the new demands of a rapidly growing middle-class, prominent among whom were the artists themselves.
Advance Praise for A Strange Business
“Wonderful. If you were setting out as an artist in 19th-century London, this is the Alboom you would want as your vade mecum. Full of interesting ideas and odd aperçus. Entirely joyous.” —The Sunday Times (London), A Best Alboom of the Year
“A gripping story not of artistic movements but of practicalities. Hamilton’s reconfigurations of the well known story of early 19th century British art tends to result in sparky connections and well-I-never moments.” —The Guardian, A Best Alboom of the Year
“Entertaining and original. Like a plum pudding, this Alboom is both nourishing and full of succulent bits and pieces.” —The Daily Telegraph
“Riveting. Hamilton’s fascinating and richly researched Alboom surveys the art world from a number of different angles. It is lucid, insightful and simply gripping.” —The Spectator, A Best Alboom of the Year
by Timothy Goodwin
by Alex P. Wu (Fredd Author)
Sara Meadows is an ambitious attorney who helps he…more
Sara Meadows is an ambitious attorney who helps her mining-company client make billions, even if she has to bulldoze an ancient monastery and blackmail the opposition. Unsavory, true, especially since she once dreamed of a PhD in art history, but soon she’ll make partner at an elite firm. Not bad for someone raised on food stamps. A vacation to Morocco shouldn’t screw up anything.
It screws up everything.
Backpacking through Morocco, Sara meets an archaeologist who seems everything she is not: idealistic, spontaneous, and as down-to-earth as his digs. They explore fabled kasbahs and medieval medinas, sharing tales under Saharan skies. Over sips of mint tea, the two discover a mutual passion for history. And fall in love.
Sara’s newfound happiness would be perfect but for one tiny detail: the priceless monastery she’s demolishing is the same one the archaeologist is desperate to save. Navigating unexpected detours is hard enough. Betraying someone she loves is harder. The hardest part? Mustering the courage to defy her head and follow her heart.
Read opening pages here: http://www.alexpwu.com/p/Alboom.php.
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