by Jilly Cooper
Bantam Press, Transworld Publishers, 2002, ISBN 1876590815, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear (see photographs)
“No picture ever came more beautiful than Raphael’s Pandora. Discovered by a dashing young lieutenant, Raymond Belvedon, in a Normandy chateau in 1944, she has cast her spell over the Belvedon family – all artists and dealers – for fifty years. Hanging in a turret of their lovely Cotswold house, Pandora has witnessed Raymond’s tempestuous wife Galena both entertaining a string of lovers and giving birth to her four children.
These children grow up into chilly, manipulative Jupiter, who runs the family gallery, Alizarin, the high-handed loner, Jonathan, who blithely beds every beauty he paints, and superbrat Sienna, shortlisted for the Turner Prize. Pandora, meanwhile, has been locked away in her turret, increasing her colossal value by the second.”