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Imagined Lives free pdf In an exciting new research project the National Portrait Gallery has worked with the University of Bristol to discover the identity of mystery sitters in the Collection. To highlight this research, the Gallery has commissioned some of Britain and Ireland's leading writers to explore the evidence and to create playful stories about the lives of these unknown Tudor and Stuart sitters. The imaginary biographies in this volume provide new ways of looking at portraits in which the subject is unknown. Seven contemporary authors with international reputations have responded imaginatively to what can be seen in the portrait, exploring details of costume and pose in intriguing ways. Together they have created an imaginative range of letters, diaries, mini-biographies and brief memoirs, in which they explore some of the reasons why these people might have had their portrait painted. Each writer brings the sitter vividly to life, using facial expressions and other clues from the paintings, and often developing, moving stories for their invented characters.

About Tarnya Cooper

John Banville is a novelist who won the Man Booker Prize for The Sea (2005). Tracy Chevalier is a historical novelist best known for Girl with a Pearl Earring. Julian Fellowes is a novelist, screenwriter and actor who won an Oscar for his screenplay for Gosford Park. Terry Pratchett has sold more than 55 million copies of his science-fiction and fantasy novels worldwide. He was the best-selling UK author of the 1990s. Sarah Singleton is an author of young adult fantasy fiction who won the Booktrust Teenage Prize for her novel Century in 2005. Joanna Trollope is the author of eleven bestselling novels, several of which have been adapted for television. Minette Walters is the award-winning author of thirteen crime novels, including The Ice House and The Sculptress.

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Author : Tarnya Cooper
Publisher : National Portrait Gallery Publications
Data Published : 06 May 2010
ISBN : 1855144271
EAN : 9781855144279
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 48 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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