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Headlong: a novel

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When philosopher Martin Clay and his scrupulous art-historian wife are enlisted to assess the value of three of the local landowner's dusty old paintings, Martin believes he has found one of European art's lost treasures. He embarks on a comic, obsessive quest to prove his hunch and separate the painting from its owner.
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full_title headlong
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An unlikely con man wagers wife, wealth, and sanity in pursuit of one of art's elusive old masters.

Martin Clay, an easily distracted philosopher, and his scrupulous art-historian wife are invited to dinner by a boorish local landowner to assess the value of three dusty paintings moldering in the freezing breakfast room. But blocking the soot from the chimney is nothing less, Martin believes, than one of the world's lost treasures, camouflaged by misattribution and the grime of centuries. Thus begins a wild trail of lies and concealments, soaring hopes and sudden panics, as Martin embarks on an obsessive quest to prove his hunch, separate the painting from its owner, and resolve one of the great mysteries of European art.

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subject_facet Art auctions -- England -- Fiction, Art historians -- England -- Fiction, Bruegel, Pieter, -- ca. 1525-1569 -- Fiction, Country life -- England -- Fiction, Historians of philosophy -- England -- Fiction, Lost works of art -- England -- Fiction, Paintings -- Flanders -- Fiction
title_display Headlong : a novel
title_full Headlong, Headlong : a novel / Michael Frayn
title_short Headlong :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Art auctions, Art historians, Bruegel, Pieter, Country life, Fiction, Historians of philosophy, Humor (Fiction), Literature, Lost works of art, Paintings