Tim Parks in Bath

Wednesday 2nd July 2014

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Tim Parks is a brilliant novelist whose lifelong love of all things Italy has resulted in a myriad of delightful novels and literary travel adventures.

In his latest novel, Painting Death, Tim tells the darkly comic story of Morris Arthur Duckworth, a murderer who has left his crimes behind him in order to become a respectable member of Veronese society. But when he decides to put on an exhibition of killing-related artworks in the Castelvecchio museum, trouble begins to rear its ugly head as his mistress starts to grumble and his wife’s attachment to her confessor increases, Morris Arthur Duckworth finds himself once more drawn to the Borgia-like tendencies of his earlier life.

A lovely read, reminiscent of Kind Hearts and Coronets, Painting Death sits in a place somewhere between the horrifying and the hilarious, a thrilling escapade from a writer well deserving of his accolades.