BALLOON GIRL by May Mackintosh


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Another site like Andorra or Andalusia suffused with color and rococo decals--namely Italy where art restorer Kati goes to stay with a Signor Turo. Back in England she had spotted the Balloon Girl (a famous Doulton figure) as a likely forgery coinciding with the theft of a Van Gogh. And what of her roommate Ann who turns up in Italy as the niece of a Count Pietro di Tiepolo descended from a famous family to deal in stolen and reconstituted art works. Much more ornamentation than story, but there are those who like pretty reflections in a gilt cheval mirror.

Pub Date: Feb. 28th, 1976
Publisher: St. Martin's