The Death of Francis Bacon – Max Porter

Once you’ve read The Death of Francis Bacon, you can’t help feeling that only Max Porter could have tackled the imagined thoughts of this violently visual painter. As already seen in Grief is the Thing with Feathers and Lanny, Porter’s style suits the noisy, graphic style of the painter himself. In a way, the layout … Continue reading The Death of Francis Bacon – Max Porter

A Right Royal Face-Off by Simon Edge #BlogTour

Previous centuries, in my head at least, have very distinct identities. The 13th Century is bloody and muddy, the 16th Century is a rip-roaring adventure in all sorts of ways, and the 19th Century is earnestly tedious and a bit worthy. The ‘long’ 18th Century feels like the witty, clever century, and it is in … Continue reading A Right Royal Face-Off by Simon Edge #BlogTour

In The Full Light Of The Sun – Clare Clark #BlogTour

Taking her inspiration from the discovery and sale of a series of Van Gogh paintings in Weimar Berlin, Clare Clark’s brilliant new novel is a thought-provoking look at the politics of the art world and its impact on those who risk their reputations in this unstable environment. The fact that the story is set in … Continue reading In The Full Light Of The Sun – Clare Clark #BlogTour