The Colour of Heaven

The Colour of Heaven

by James Runcie

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From the author of THE DISCOVERY OF CHOCOLATE – a romantic historical quest set in Renaissance Florence and China surrounding the search for ultramarine.THE COLOUR OF HEAVEN is a fictional account of a young man who travelled to what are now Afghanistan and China to discover lapis lazuli, the precious stone that when turned into ultramarine changed the history of painting – allowing artists to abandon gold as a background and open up depth, landscape and perspective with the most beautiful shade of blue.Along the way, Paolo suffers the torments of unfulfilled love before he returns to his anxious family in Venice, where he also plays a part in the early development of lenses and spectacles!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007494996
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/22/2012
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 134,834
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

James Runcie is an award – winning film-maker and writer. He is unashamedly forty-one and lives in St. Albans with his wife and two daughters.

‘The Discovery of Chocolate’ is his first novel, written because he finds the prospect of everlasting life far more frightening than death, and because, according to Vogue Magazine, “It’s official. People who eat chocolate live longer than those who do not.”

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