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The Improbability of Love

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel
Annie McDee, alone after the disintegration of her long-term relationship and trapped in a dead-end job, is searching for a present for her unsuitable lover in a neglected secondhand shop. Within the jumble of junk and tack, a grimy painting catches her eye. Leaving the store with the picture after spending her meagre savings, she prepares an elaborate dinner for two - only to be stood up, the gift gathering dust on her mantelpiece.

But every painting has a story - and if it could speak, what would it tell us? For Annie has stumbled across The Improbability of Love, a lost masterpiece by Antoine Watteau, one of the most influential French painters of the 18th century. Soon Annie is drawn unwillingly into the art world and finds herself pursued by a host of interested parties that would do anything to possess her picture. For an exiled Russian oligarch, an avaricious Sheika, a desperate auctioneer, an unscrupulous dealer and several others, the painting symbolises their greatest hopes and fears.

In her search for the painting's true identity, Annie will uncover the darkest secrets of European history - and in doing so she will learn more about herself, opening up to the possibility of falling in love again.

Irreverent, witty and sharply sweet, The Improbability of Love explores the confusion and turmoil of life and the complexities of love, loss and hurt - revealing the lows to which human nature can stoop and the heights to which the soul can soar.

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March 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Improbability of Love (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Hannah Rothschild
ISBN: 1-4104-8756-3 / 978-1-4104-8756-8 (USA edition)
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November 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Improbability of Love: A novel
Author(s): Hannah Rothschild
ISBN: 1-101-87414-7 / 978-1-101-87414-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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May 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Improbability of Love: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016
Author(s): Hannah Rothschild
ISBN: 1-4088-6244-1 / 978-1-4088-6244-5 (UK edition)
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September 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Improbability of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Hannah Rothschild
ISBN: 1-101-87257-8 / 978-1-101-87257-4 (USA edition)
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Improbability of Love: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016
Author(s): Hannah Rothschild
ISBN: 1-4088-6247-6 / 978-1-4088-6247-6 (UK edition)
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May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Improbability of Love: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016
Author(s): Hannah Rothschild
ISBN: 1-4088-6245-X / 978-1-4088-6245-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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July 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Improbability of Love
Author(s): Hannah Rothschild
ISBN: 1-5436-2402-2 / 978-1-5436-2402-1
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March 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Improbability of Love
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Title: The Improbability of Love
Author(s): Hannah Rothschild
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Title: The Improbability of Love
Author(s): Hannah Rothschild
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November 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Improbability of Love: A novel
Author(s): Hannah Rothschild
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Improbability of Love: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION
Author(s): Hannah Rothschild
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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