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Waking Raphael
Bantam, Jul 2004, 25.00 ISBN: 0553382810 Middle age art restorer Charlotte Penton travels to Urbino, Italy to work on a fabulous project, restoring a faded Raphael painting, La Muta, The Silent Woman. The renovation assignment is difficult as Charlotte must first peel away the previous “repairs” to get to the basic masterpiece. Then she applies skill, experience and guesswork to mend the painting. Following Charlotte to Urbino is youthful Ca...