A Very Private Gentleman

A Very Private Gentleman

A Very Private Gentleman

The locals in the southern Italian town where he lives call him Signor Farfalla--Mr. Butterfly: for he is a discreet gentleman who paints rare butterflies. His life is inconspicuous--mornings spent brushing at a canvas, afternoons idling in the cafes, and evening talks with his friend the town priest over a glass of brandy. Yet there are other sides to this gentleman's life: Clara: the young student who moonlights in the town bordello. And another woman who arrives with $100,000 and a commission, but not for a painting of butterflies. With this assignment returns the dark fear that has dogged Signor Farfalla's mysterious life. Almost instantly, he senses a deadly circle closing in on him, one which he may or may not elude. Part thriller, part character study, part drama of deceit and self-betrayal, A Very Private Gentleman shows Martin Booth at the very height of his powers

The American

The American

The American

The locals in the southern Italian town where he lives call him Signor Farfalla--Mr. Butterfly: for he is a discreet gentleman who paints rare butterflies. His life is inconspicuous--mornings spent brushing at a canvas, afternoons idling in the cafes, and evening talks with his friend the town priest over a glass of brandy. Yet there are other sides to this gentleman's life: Clara: the young student who moonlights in the town bordello. And another woman who arrives with $100,000 and a commission, but not for a painting of butterflies. With this assignment returns the dark fear that has dogged Signor Farfalla's mysterious life. Almost instantly, he senses a deadly circle closing in on him, one which he may or may not elude. Part thriller, part character study, part drama of deceit and self-betrayal, The American (A Very Private Gentleman) shows Martin Booth at the very height of his powers.

The American

The American

The American

A haunting psychological suspense novel, now re-released to tie in to the major new film starring George Clooney

Looking for the Rainbow Sign

Looking for the Rainbow Sign

Looking for the Rainbow Sign

These love-hate poems touch the nerve of contemporary America. Some are pacy, some laid back. Ironic and sad, happy and vicious, they confront and celebrate a country of contradictions.

Catalogue of a Very Valuable and Interesting Collection of Gold Silver and Copper Coins and Medals

Catalogue of a Very Valuable and Interesting Collection of Gold  Silver and Copper Coins and Medals

Catalogue of a Very Valuable and Interesting Collection of Gold Silver and Copper Coins and Medals

Excerpt from Catalogue of a Very Valuable and Interesting Collection of Gold, Silver and Copper Coins and Medals: The Property of a Private Gentleman; To Be Sold at Auction Oval Bronze Cast Medallions. Heads of gods and god desses. The Three Graces, etc. All in high relief, and as sharp as it struck. Perfect in color and con dition. Average size, 18x16. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.