The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith deftly crosses three time periods.  The first period is the 1600s and it is here that we learn about the original painting by a talented female Dutch artist (Sara de Vos).  We move forward a few centuries to the 1950s and it is in this era that we meet Ellie Shipley who will create a forgery of Sara de Vos’ painting.  Finally, the story takes us to the early part of the 2000s and it is at this point that Ellie’s forgery threatens to catch up with her.  All in all, an engaging and though provoking read with strong female characters.  I liked it!  But what did Wally and Angus think?

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