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Series: Jonathan Argyll

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The Raphael Affair by Iain Pears1
The Titian Committee by Iain Pears2
The Bernini Bust by Iain Pears3
The Last Judgement by Iain Pears4
Giotto's Hand by Iain Pears5
Death and Restoration by Iain Pears6
The Immaculate Deception by Iain Pears7

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Series description

"A very enjoyable series about a somewhat hapless but brilliant British art expert and his Italian significant other who is with the art squad of the Italian authorities. Set mostly in Rome, the series is a great way to learn about current issues in the illicit acquisition and movement of art, as well as about a wide range of art and art periods. Book critics loved this series for its wit, style, erudition, elegance, sophistication, quirky characters, literary language, great plot twists, and sense of place. I wish the author would continue on with this series, but it seems once he managed to get the main characters to the point of marriage, he turned to other things."


How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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