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The Colour of Heaven By James Runcie

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From the author of THE DISCOVERY OF CHOCOLATE - a romantic historical quest set in Renaissance Florence and China surrounding the search for ultramarine.

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The Colour of Heaven by James Runcie

From the author of THE DISCOVERY OF CHOCOLATE - a romantic historical quest set in Renaissance Florence and China surrounding the search for ultramarine.

THE COLOUR OF HEAVEN is a fictional account of a young man who travelled to what are now Afghanistan and China to discover lapis lazuli, the precious stone that when turned into ultramarine changed the history of painting - allowing artists to abandon gold as a background and open up depth, landscape and perspective with the most beautiful shade of blue.

Along the way, Paolo suffers the torments of unfulfilled love before he returns to his anxious family in Venice, where he also plays a part in the early development of lenses and spectacles!

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Praise for THE DISCOVERY OF CHOCOLATE:

'As intoxicating and addictive as the substance it describes. The novel is a triumph of inspired imagination' Financial Times

'A work of engaging simplicity which reads well, has plenty of light and shade and never patronises the reader. The potent appeal of chocolate...is vividly captured. Mouth-watering descriptions of food litter the text' Sunday Telegraph

'A sensual delight...elegantly written and unashamed fun' Joanne Harris, The Times

About James Runcie


James Runcie is an award-winning film-maker. He has worked for BBC Arts and Classical Music for the last ten years but will soon be joining Oxford Television on a three film deal for Channel 4. He was part of the original team that created The Late Show and he has also worked in theatre. He has scripted three films for the BBC and reviewed books for Daily Telegraph and written articles for various magazines including She, Country Living, Evening Standard, Observer.

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GOR003009636
The Colour of Heaven by James Runcie
James Runcie
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2006-04-03
392
0007235275
9780007235278
N/A
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