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Iain Pears


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Iain Pears was born in Coventry in 1955. Educated at Wadham College, Oxford, he has worked as a journalist, an art historian and a television consultant. He is the author of seven highly praised detective novels, a book of art history and countless articles on artistic, financial and historical subjects, and An Instance of the Fingerpost.
 

Genres: Mystery, Science Fiction
 
Series
Jonathan Argyll
   1. The Raphael Affair (1990)
   2. The Titian Committee (1991)
   3. The Bernini Bust (1992)
   4. The Last Judgement (1993)
   5. Giotto's Hand (1994)
   6. Death and Restoration (1996)
   7. The Immaculate Deception (2000)
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Novels
   An Instance of the Fingerpost (1997)
   The Dream of Scipio (2002)
   The Portrait (2005)
   Stone's Fall (2009)
   Arcadia (2015)
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Non fiction show
 
Iain Pears recommends
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Golden Hill (2016)
(Old New York )
Francis Spufford
"Golden Hill is a meticulously crafted and brilliantly written novel that is both an affectionate homage to the 18th century novel and a taut and thoughtful tale."
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A Weekend At Blenheim (2002)
J P Morrissey
"A gripping tale of intrigue."
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Tread Softly (2000)
Georgie Hale
"A splendid debut, fast-paced and well-written."

Awards
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel nominee (2010) : Stone's Fall
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2016) : Arcadia


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