The Crimson Portrait

The Crimson Portrait

A Novel

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
In 1915 England, a young widow, grieving over the loss of her husband in battle, finds her peace shattered when her estate is transformed into a military hospital, but she finds solace in the person of a soldier whose face is concealed by bandages.

Blackwell North Amer
Spring 1915. On a sprawling country estate not far from London, a young woman mourns her husband, fallen on a distant battlefield.
The isolated and eerie stillness in which she grieves is shattered as her home is transformed into a bustling military hospital to serve the war's most irreparably injured. Disturbed by the intrusion of the suffering men and their caretakers, the young widow finds unexpected solace in the company of a wounded soldier whose face, concealed by bandages, she cannot see. Their affair takes an unexpected turn when fate presents her with an opportunity: to remake her lover - with the unwitting help of a visionary surgeon and an American woman artist - in the image of her lost husband.

Hachette Book Group
Set in England during World War I, this haunting love story by the author of the bestselling "The Fig Eater" makes unforgettably real the ravages of love and war.

Baker
& Taylor

In 1915 England, a young widow, grieving over the loss of her husband on the battlefield, finds her peace shattered when her country estate is transformed into a busy military hospital, but she finds unexpected solace in the person of a young soldier whose face is concealed by bandages and whom she decides to remake in the image of her lost husband. 60,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316785280
0316785288
Characteristics: 296 p. ; 22 cm

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