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Book Title: Zoia's Gold: A Novel|
The author of the book: Philip Sington
Date of issue: November 21st 2006
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Stockholm, December 1999. Madam Zoia, the enigmatic "painter on gold," is dead. The last surviving member of the Romanov court, she leaves behind a house full of paintings, a collection of private papers, and a mystery.
Marcus Elliot travels to Sweden to write the catalog that will accompany the sale of her work. But something feels wrong. Behind the gilded serenity of Zoia's art lie the shadows of a secret life: a dramatic escape from the Bolshevik torturers of the Lubyanka prison, an artistic journey that embraced the excesses of Bohemian Paris, and an unearthly ability to command the devotion of desirable men.
Marcus is to be Zoia's last, triumphant seduction, but with time against him, he must lay his own ghosts to rest -- the scandal that ruined him, the tragedy that shattered his childhood -- before the priceless truth can come within his grasp.
In Zoia's Gold, Philip Sington seamlessly merges past and present, fact and fiction into a bewitching, compulsively readable novel of obsession, betrayal, and redemption.
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Read information about the authoraka Patrick Lynch (with Gary Humphreys)
Philip Sington is an English novelist and playwright. He was born in Cambridge, UK.
He read history at Trinity College, Cambridge. Together with mystery writer Gary Humphreys he co-authored six thrillers under the joint pseudonym of Patrick Lynch, selling over 1 million copies worldwide. The third, 'Carriers', was adapted for the screen in 1998. They also collaborated on the stage play 'Lip Service', which premiered at the Finborough Theatre, London in 2000. His first solo novel, 'Zoia's Gold', was published in 2005. His second, 'The Einstein Girl' was published in 2009. This was followed in 2012 by 'The Valley of Unknowing'. His work has been translated into 21 foreign languages. He lives in London with his German wife and their two children.
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