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#AtoZChallenge Letter A

The theme of my challenge is poetry and books inspired by art and/or art inspired by literature.


Asunder by Chloe Aridjis  Chloe

Marie’s job as a guard at the National Gallery in London offers her the life she always wanted, one of invisibility and quiet contemplation. But amid the hushed corridors of the Gallery surge currents of history and violence, paintings whose power belies their own fragility. There also lingers the legacy of her great-grandfather Ted, the museum guard who slipped and fell moments before reaching the suffragette Mary Richardson as she took a blade to one of the gallery’s masterpieces on the eve of the First World War. After nine years there, Marie begins to feel the tug of restlessness. A decisive change comes in the form of a winter trip to Paris, where, with the arrival of an uninvited guest and an unexpected encounter, her carefully contained world is torn open.


The Rokeby Venus by Velazquez damaged by Mary Richardson




About lizannelloyd

Love history, reading, researching and writing. Articles published in My Family History and other genealogy magazines.

9 responses »

  1. Pingback: Would You BUY or PASS? Moon Bayou by JR Rain #FridayFiveChallenge #Paranormal | Shelley Wilson

  2. Good luck with the challenge Liz, it will be a fun month.


  3. My reading goal through Oct. 2016 is to read a mixed-genre selection of 71 books so I’ll be looking through your posts for new additions to my list. The winter trip to Paris sounds interesting.

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  4. Great Blog to start the A-Z Challenge. @CazsBooks at Welcome Aboard Greenham’s Yacht dropped by

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  5. Great theme. I love book related themes.

    @magickislife from
    My Creatively Random Life

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  6. Great beginning!
    @simplymarquessa from
    Simply Marquessa

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