Omslagsbild: Dubbelporträtt

Date of release: 2020-09-02
Pages: 206
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Dubbelporträtt /Double Portrait

March 1969. In only a matter of months the Americans will walk on the moon and the world will never be the same again. A young man enters the gallery Marlborough Fine Arts in London, which is hosting an exhibition with Oskar Kokoschka. The young man wants to know how much the Austrian painter will charge to paint a portrait of his grandmother. 

His grandmother turns out to be the world famous mystery author Agatha Christie and the portrait will be a gift for her 80th birthday. The two ageing artists reluctantly agree to the project and during six sessions they forge an bond, reveal the fears and desires that shape a creative life. It becomes a conversation about death, love and art - in whichever order you choose. 

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Agneta Pleijel is one of Sweden's most cherished authors. Since her debut in 1970, she has been active both as a novelist, poet and playwright. Pleijel's books have been translated into a number of languages and she has been awarded several prestigious literary prizes. 

Her latest books are the bestselling and critically acclaimed A Fortune Foretold and The Scent of a Man - both based on her own life. 

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