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  • Ravishing, addictive, knife-sharp, ambitious, and singing with detail. A compelling thriller that takes us to the heart of sixteenth century Venice where the world's most famous painters compete to win the greatest commission of their lives. There is so much to think about and relish. Not simply the story itself - with all its glorious twists and turns - but the search to express ourselves. A celebration of art and a hymn to colour.

    Rachel Joyce
  • An engaging thriller and a compelling exploration of an artist's obsession with love and colour

    Sunday Times
  • The Colour Storm takes readers on a thrilling, murderous journey through the serpentine waters of High Renaissance Venice as one of art history's most gifted but often overlooked painters - Giorgione - searches for love, fame, and, most importantly, colour. Written with language as vibrant as a Giorgione masterpiece, The Colour Storm is for lovers of art, Italy, and page-turning plot

    Stephanie Storey
  • A terrific book . . . Absorbing, exciting and, dare I say it, colourful. An original tale told beautifully

    A. D. Swanston
  • An intoxicating and illuminating tale, bathed in colour, passion and ambition . . . A must for lovers of Renaissance art and the wonders of sixteenth century Venice

    S. W. Perry
  • A vivid imagining of the artistic world of Renaissance Venice. There is an incredible charm in its depiction of the great painters of the period with all their flesh-and-blood idiosyncrasies and flaws. The life of the studio and the supreme importance of colour in all the essentials of its make up is rendered absolutely convincingly. The work has all the more emotional power as it focusses on a lesser known artist as he negotiates the precarious life of his city alongside competitors, those whose names have resounded through history.

    S. G. MacLean
  • Praise for Damian Dibben

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  • Bask in the brilliance

    Mail on Sunday
  • Original, ambitious, moving

    Stylist
  • What a novel! Ambitious and wonderfully achieved

    Michael Morpurgo

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