'A treasure trove of human history and obsession...the breadth of research and insight is dazzling.' The Glasgow Herald
'This is a rare and wonderful book - a model of erudition and charm, the writing elegant and precise, and with at least one new and fascinating revelation on every single page. I could not be more enthusiastic.'Simon Winchester, authorRead The Independent's review here. Order through our local bookshop here.
'Full of forgotten facts and beguiling anecdotes . . . it would be hard to confront a painting ever again without seeing in it a kind of coded map of the world' Telegraph