By Eva Rice
"Rice’s outstanding present for growing singular characters during this memorable tale underscores her presence as a clean new voice in fiction."—Publishers Weekly
Set in Nineteen Fifties London, The misplaced paintings of conserving Secrets facilities round Penelope, the wide-eyed daughter of a mythical attractiveness, Talitha, who misplaced her husband to the warfare. Penelope, along with her mom and brother, struggles to take care of their sizeable and crumbling ancestral home—while postwar London spins towards the subsequent decade’s cultural revolution.
Penelope wishes not anything greater than to fall in love, and whilst her new ally, Charlotte, a loose spirit within the younger society set, drags Penelope into London with all of its grand events, she units in movement nice switch for all of them. Charlotte’s mysterious and tasty brother Harry makes use of Penelope to make his American ex-girlfriend jealous, with unexpected results, and a rushing, prosperous American motion picture manufacturer arrives with what may be the most important to Penelope’s—and her family’s—future happiness.
Vibrant, witty, and choked with shiny historic element, this can be an completely exact debut novel a few time and position simply slipping into history.