Barbara Cartland

Look Listen and Love

The death of her beloved father, has left artistic and idealistic Tempera and her stunning, scatterbrained stepmother Lady Rothley bereft not only of love but also of money. So when Lady Rothley?s womanly wiles attract an invitation from none other than the Duke of Chevingham to join him in the South of France, it?s a Godsend. At last ? the prospect of a handsome, aristocratic suitor for Tempera?s Belle-m?re who would keep them both in the style to which they would dearly love to be re-acquainted! To arrive without a lady?s maid is inconceivable ? to afford one impossible. So Tempera escorts her Belle-m?re in the guise of a servant and attempts to coach her in fine art, the Duke?s consuming passion.
While her stepmother flirts with C?te D?Azur society Tempera contents herself with capturing the local flora?s beauty on canvas. And when the flair she inherited from her father captivates and mystifies the magnificent Duke, something stirs in Tempera that she has never felt before. Is it love? Or is it betrayal?
163 printed pages
Original publication
2012

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    Mary Augustowiczhas quoted8 months ago
    She saw in one terrifying glance the sheer precipice beneath her
    varsendah hariharanhas quotedlast year
    said,

    “He has asked me! He has actually asked me to go to the South of France and stay in his Chateau!”

    Tempera gave a little cry of delight.

    “Oh, Belle-mère, how thrilling! The Duke has finally succumbed to your charms! I thought he would!”

    “I was doubtful,” Lady Rothley said frankly.

    She took off her velvet hat as she spoke and stared at herself in the mirror over the mantelpiece, seeing her red-gold hair above a very beautiful face.

    “Tell me what the Duke said,” Tempera asked from behind her, “and when do you go?”

    “On Friday,” Lady Rothley replied.

    “Friday
    stephensonanniehas quoted5 years ago
    The Virgin of the Rocks’ in the Louvre in Paris was painted about 1485 and is the earliest of the pictures which Leonardo da Vinci is known to have completed.
    It was the centre panel of an altar piece commissioned by the Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception in Milan.
    ‘The Madonna in the Church’ by Jan Van Eyck, 1380-1441, is in the Dahlem Museum, Berlin. ‘St. George and the Dragon’ by Raphael is in the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
    ‘Portrait of a Young Girl’ by Petrus Christus, 1400-1473, is in the Stault Museum, Berlin. He was a contemporary and perhaps a pupil of Jan Van Eyck but in comparison he seems to have been almost deaf to the voices of the spirit. Only in this really noble and suggestive work can we see the spiritual sensitivity which is so moving in all Jan Van Eyck’s pictures.

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