Join us for a book signing of Simon Edge’s latest book A Right Royal Face Off
“A humorous approach seemed all the more fitting given that the events of A Right Royal Face-Off, which will be published in July 2019, take place in the Georgian era. This was the age of fops, dandies and courtesans, an anything-goes epoch of pre-Victorian decadence which was a heyday – think Swift, Fielding, Sterne, Thackeray and Austen – of comic or satirical literature.”
“One part mystery, one part history, one part satire, and wholly entertaining. A hilarious portrait of the artist as a frustrated man, Simon Edge’s novel is a glorious comedy of painting and pretension”
“I loved this book, a laugh-out-loud contemporary satire skewering today’s tired reality TV formats married with a tale of vicious rivalry in the world of 18th-century royal portraiture. Simon Edge manages to pin asses’ ears onto the lot of them, to great comic effect”
Copies of the book will be available for the author to sign.
Free event with refreshments.
To book: contact Gainsborough’s House 01787 372958 or email@example.com
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) was born in Sudbury and baptised at the Independent Meeting-House in Friars Street on 14 May 1727, the fifth son and ninth child of John and Mary Gainsborough. In 1958, Gainsborough’s House Society was formed to purchase the house and establish it as a centre for Thomas Gainsborough. The Museum opened to the public in 1961 and has remained open for over 50 years. The beautiful historic garden at the heart of Gainsborough’s House is maintained by a devoted body of volunteers, who garden exclusively with plants that were available in Gainsborough’s lifetime.
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