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By Martin Walker
In a super and impressive mystery that mixes parts of Jean Auel's The extended family of the Cave Bear and Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth right into a riveting, multifaceted story of affection, artwork, braveness, and battle, Martin Walker brings to lifestyles the construction of a rare paintings of prehistoric cave paintings and the fight to own it in our personal time.
Walker's richly interwoven novel opens with the coming of a mysterious package deal for a tender American girl operating in a London public sale condo. introduced by means of a British officer, it encompasses a 17,000-year-old fragment of a cave portray left to him by means of his father, a former global conflict II hero.
The fragment, major and gorgeous in itself, is additionally the main to the life of an un-known cave which may be extra very important within the historical past of paintings and human production than the world-famous one at Lascaux. It triggers a hurricane of exposure and instructions the eye of the French experts the entire method as much as the President of the Republic, who turns out to understand extra concerning the painting's origins than a person else...
As the younger American girl, the British officer, and a French executive artwork historian discover the traditional province of Périgord to figure out the painting's origins, their seek serves as backdrop for 3 compelling tales. there's the story of the British officer's father who lands in Nazi-occupied France in 1944 to arrange the Resistance, culminating in a chain of battles to avoid the SS Das Reich Panzer department from achieving the Normandy seashores in time to repel the D-Day invasion, which results in an account of the next discovery -- and cover-up -- of the misplaced cave and its work. and there's additionally the relocating tale of the younger artist who painted them, the lady he enjoyed, and the traditional tradition that produced the 1st recognizable human artwork yet required the sacrifice of its personal creators.
Filled with brilliant, traditionally actual info and ingenious re-creations of prehistoric lifestyles, The Caves of Périgord blends a posh plot and richly diversified characters right into a seamless narrative of romance, tragedy, and heroism from prior to provide.
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