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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Stealing Picasso
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'Harry Broome dreams of being a famous painter. And when a sophisticated French beauty buys all the paintings at his first exhibition, he knows he's on his way. But in the art world nothing is as it seems.

Before long, to pay his debts and save his reputation, he is trapped in a plot to steal Picasso's Weeping Woman from the National Gallery of Victoria. She is the gallery's greatest acquisition, and when she goes missing the city's many treasure hunters come out to find her: a corrupt tycoon who knew Picasso, a gay escort obsessed with Michael Jackson, a bent barrister, a gang of bikies, a hit man, the gallery director, the Minister for Police. The Weeping Woman is priceless and life is cheap.

Stretching from pre-war France to contemporary Australia, with a captivating cast of eccentric characters and a superbly engaging plot, Stealing Picasso tells of an art theft - which is based on a true story - and a forgery and their extraordinary repercussions.' (Publisher's website)

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Not Even Close Tim Howard , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 319 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of Stealing Picasso Anson Cameron , 2009 single work novel
[Review] Stealing Picasso Leonie Jordan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 89 no. 2 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Stealing Picasso Anson Cameron , 2009 single work novel
Artful Romp of the Vain and Venal Melanie Ostell , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 October 2009; (p. 29)

— Review of Stealing Picasso Anson Cameron , 2009 single work novel
Take Three Ian McFarlane , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 18 October 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Stealing Picasso Anson Cameron , 2009 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 26 September 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Truth Peter Temple , 2009 single work novel ; Stealing Picasso Anson Cameron , 2009 single work novel
Anatomy of an Art Heist Peter Pierce , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 September 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of Stealing Picasso Anson Cameron , 2009 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 26 September 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Truth Peter Temple , 2009 single work novel ; Stealing Picasso Anson Cameron , 2009 single work novel
Take Three Ian McFarlane , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 18 October 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Stealing Picasso Anson Cameron , 2009 single work novel
Artful Romp of the Vain and Venal Melanie Ostell , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 October 2009; (p. 29)

— Review of Stealing Picasso Anson Cameron , 2009 single work novel
[Review] Stealing Picasso Leonie Jordan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 89 no. 2 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Stealing Picasso Anson Cameron , 2009 single work novel
Every Story Blurs the Tale Anson Cameron , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 25 April 2009; (p. 14-15)
Art of Satire Has a Cubist Touch Catherine Keenan , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 August 2009; (p. 26-27) The Age , 12 September 2009; (p. 24-25)
Last amended 13 Nov 2009 10:45:00
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  • Melbourne, Victoria,
  • 1986
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