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Iain Pears

Autor(a) de An Instance of the Fingerpost

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais include An Instance of the Fingerpost, The Dream of Scipio, Stone's Fall, Arcadia, and the Jonathan Argyll series. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Iain Pears

An Instance of the Fingerpost (1997) 5,233 exemplares
The Dream of Scipio (2002) 2,200 exemplares
Stone's Fall (2009) 1,432 exemplares
The Raphael Affair (1990) 1,024 exemplares
Arcadia (2015) 798 exemplares
The Portrait (2004) 795 exemplares
The Immaculate Deception (2000) 768 exemplares
The Titian Committee (1991) 737 exemplares
Giotto's Hand (1994) 701 exemplares
Death and Restoration (1996) 678 exemplares
The Bernini Bust (1992) 641 exemplares
The Last Judgement (1993) 571 exemplares
Pears Iain 1 exemplar
Ethel Gabain Lithographs (2003) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (1997) — Contribuidor — 301 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



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


BruceJudd | 9 outras críticas | Feb 28, 2024 |
This would be a great beach read.
ellink | 72 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
Hello9876 | 137 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
Kiri | 9 outras críticas | Dec 24, 2023 |


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