Will & Tom

Will & Tom 1797, West Yorkshire.When Young Artist Will Turner Arrives At Harewood House At The Invitation Of Aristocrat Beau Lascelles, His Intention Is To Do No Than Sketch The House And Grounds, Receive His Commission, And Return To London.But Will Is Not The Only Artist Here He Is One Of Two Men That Will Make Up A Cockney Project His Fellow Artist Childhood Friend And Now Rival, Tom Girtin, Dressed Up As Much As His Meager Wallet Can Allow, Billing And Cooing Amongst The Esteemed Guests But Will Is Not So Easily Distracted He Wants To Get The Job Done And Get Out.As Neither Servant Nor Hallowed Guest, Will Finds Few Allies, But Is Content To Be Cloistered In His Room With No Distractions Ensuring The Expedience Of His Work But The Servant Halls Are Alive With Whispers Of Scandal And When Will Ventures To Sketch The Local Ruins He Instead Witnesses Something That Will Threaten Both His Commission And His Friendship.Alive With Intrigue, Artistic Rivalry And Society Scandal, Will Tom Is A Glimpse Into The Life Of The Infamous Artist J.M.W Turner, And A Story Of How We Are Liberated From The Shackles Of Our Masters At A Time When England Is Awakening To Its Crimes Of Slavery And Servitude. Superb and very very funny Great story line, wry, erudite and comedic Loved the curmudgeony, workhorse who is the young 20 going on 40 Turner so ill at ease amongst the corrupt shannigans of the upper classes If you liked Andrew Miller s Pure, you ll love this. 4 5 starsWill Tom centres around several days where artist Will Turner, at the start of his career, was completing a commission at Harewood House The author gives his own interpretation of the vents there, including commentary on the upper class, delving into the rivalry between Will and fellow artist Tom Girtin, and alsoscandal than nearly every other book I ve read I have a really deep appreciation for the description in this novel Plampin is clearly involved in the art world, a 4 5 starsWill Tom centres around several days where artist Will Turner, at the start of his career, was completing a commission at Harewood House The author gives his own interpretation of the vents there, including commentary on the upper class, delving into the rivalry between Will and fellow artist Tom Girtin, and alsoscandal than
Worth reading but did find the young JMW Turner decidedly irritating Not the best way to feel about the main character. This was my second Matthew Plampin book Although at times the plot was very slow, his descriptions of the process of making art and of the nature that inspired it were truly beautiful, if not poetic Of course, the time at Harwood was imagined but the effect on the art world of both Tur
I chose this book mostly because I adore Turner s art and also, it s set at Harewood House so what s not to love Well it was simply okay Nothing really gripped me about the story or the characters, but I ploughed on resolutely and finished it I didn t not enjoy it, but then nor di
My kind of book Thought characters so came to life, atmospheric, knowledgeable, poignant and funny too I was there alongside Will and Tom stumbling through, being outwitted, with my heart in my mouth either because they were about to be caught or because they we
EnjoyableVery slow in the beginning but worth the time The author has a clear goal and I think he achieves that end.

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Will & Tom
  • Matthew Plampin
  • English
  • 05 April 2018
  • 0007560869