Screenwriter and international bestselling novelist to talk in Hungerford
Screenwriter and novelist Natasha Solomons will be talking about her new book I, Mona Lisa, at a Hungerford Bookshop event at the Hungerford Hub in Church Street on Tuesday, March 1 (7.30pm to 8.45pm).
In Leonardo da Vinci’s studio, bursting with genius imagination, towering commissions and needling patrons, as well as discontented muses, friends and rivals, sits the painting of the Mona Lisa. For 500 tumultuous years, amid a whirlwind of power, money, intrigue, the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo is sought after and stolen.
Over the centuries, few could hear her voice, but now she is ready to tell her own story, in her own words – a tale of rivalry, murder and heartbreak. Weaving through the years, she takes us from the dazzling world of Florentine studios to the French courts at Fontainebleau and Versailles, and into the 20th century.
Natasha Solomons will be giving an illustrated talk followed by a Q&A and book signing.
Natasha Solomons is the author of five internationally bestselling novels, including Mr Rosenblum’s List, The Novel in the Viola, which was chosen for the Richard & Judy Book Club, and The Gallery of Vanished Husbands.