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Issue Details: First known date: 2024... 2024 The Beauties
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'An incomparable beauty. A promise to a king. A portrait that can never be completed.

'In the seventeenth-century court of King Charles II, Anne Hyde, the Duchess of York has commissioned a series of ten paintings of the most beautiful women in the entourage. She hopes her series will capture something much more than mere likenesses: they will capture beauty itself. But when the exquisite Emilia Lennox arrives at court, the duchess’s mission takes an unexpected turn.

'Emilia is set on convincing the king to restore her husband’s estate, taken from him over his family’s treason. The king is willing to grant her request – but only if she becomes his mistress. To keep him at bay, Emilia adds a condition of her own: she will consent to the arrangement, but not until her portrait hangs among the duchess’s famed Windsor Beauties.

'When Henry Greenhill – the ambitious principal assistant to court painter Peter Lely – is charged with painting Emilia’s portrait, he sees it as a chance to step out of his master’s shadow and make his name. But Henry’s sitter proves strangely evasive, and he will need more than creative talent to capture this incomparable beauty on canvas …' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Cammeray, Cremorne - Mosman - Northbridge area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Simon and Schuster Australia , 2024 .
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      Extent: 384p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 3 April 2024
      ISBN: 9781760850241

Works about this Work

Time Out of Mind : The Art of the Past in the Present A. Frances Johnson , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 466 2024; (p. 32-33)

— Review of The Engraver's Secret Lisa Medved , 2024 single work novel ; Chloé Katrina Kell , 2024 single work novel ; The Beauties Lauren Chater , 2024 single work novel
Lauren Chater : The Beauties Ann Skea , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , June 2024;

— Review of The Beauties Lauren Chater , 2024 single work novel
'Set in 17th-century London, Lauren Chater’s new novel brings together a royal artist, a young woman’s quest and the real-life Anne Hyde.' (Introduction)
Trading on Power of Beauty Emma Harcourt , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20 April 2024; (p. 17)

— Review of The Beauties Lauren Chater , 2024 single work novel
Trading on Power of Beauty Emma Harcourt , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20 April 2024; (p. 17)

— Review of The Beauties Lauren Chater , 2024 single work novel
Lauren Chater : The Beauties Ann Skea , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , June 2024;

— Review of The Beauties Lauren Chater , 2024 single work novel
'Set in 17th-century London, Lauren Chater’s new novel brings together a royal artist, a young woman’s quest and the real-life Anne Hyde.' (Introduction)
Time Out of Mind : The Art of the Past in the Present A. Frances Johnson , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 466 2024; (p. 32-33)

— Review of The Engraver's Secret Lisa Medved , 2024 single work novel ; Chloé Katrina Kell , 2024 single work novel ; The Beauties Lauren Chater , 2024 single work novel
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