Adult Jigsaw Puzzle Anne Stokes: Moonstone: 1000-piece Jigsaw Puzzles (Jigsaw)
Part of an exciting series of sturdy, square-box 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles from Flame Tree, featuring powerful and popular works of art. This new jigsaw will satisfy your need for a challenge, with the charming Adult Jigsaw Moonstone with artwork by Anne Stokes. This 1000 piece jigsaw is intended for adults and children over 13 years. Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts. Finished Jigsaw size 735 x 510mm/29 x 20 ins. Now includes an A4 poster for reference.
Anne Stokes is a fantasy artist whose passion for the genre began in her childhood after reading J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. She initially began her career as a jewellery designer and sculptor and the influences of this are evident in the strong design elements of the compositions of her work. Stokes’ art covers a broad range of themes, from romantic and enchanted forests, to fearsome dragons and the dark underworld of gothic vampires. Here we see an arresting pair: ‘The dragon rider holds aloft the magical moonstone and the pair glide through this clear night in front of the full moon.’
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I enjoyed the book although it's not one I would have selected on my own. Especially for a debut novel I thought it was well done and engaging. I can't attest to the historical accuracy of the book's premise (yes, I know it's historical fiction). Over-all I would recommend it to anyone looking for an easy, entertaining read for beachside (when beaches reopen) or for a weekend of relaxation even if it's in your own backyard. There were moments where I thought the perspectives of the protagonist - Anita (The Woman in Red) - stemmed from our 21st century experiences as opposed to how the setting might have been perceived in the time period of the book, but this wasn't so distracting that it ruined the novel. On an entirely positive note, I would say that one place where most novels fail for me is the ending - too many novels are either entirely predictable or feel rushed and hurried as if trying to tie up all the loose ends. I was not expecting the outcome at the end of The Woman in Red!
Overall I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars . It was a respectable first novel from Diana Giovinazzo, with an engaging story line that was enjoyably uncomplicated yet intriguing, a likeable protagonist, and a surprise ending.
- reviewed by Diane, customer