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- A great hit with both book groups recently has been The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith. Unanimous praise is unusual in either group but this book achieved that. Even those who were unable to make the meeting e mailed in their thoughts and appreciation. The stand out quality was the beauty of the writing coupled with the likeable characters in a clever narrative about the art world and art forgery that spanned the centuries from the Netherlands in the 1600s, 1950s New York and briefly present day Australia. The readers in the group variously 'motored' 'floated' and 'flew' through this book, a page turner deftly dealing with profound human issues. Dominic Smith should be spoken of in the same breath as Donna Tartt and Sebastian Faulkes. I hope there is more to come from him.