New satirical novel follows portrait artist rivalry

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New satirical novel follows portrait artist rivalry

Mixing history with the modern day, Author Simon Edge's new satirical novel follows the fortunes of portrait artist, Thomas Gainsborough, and his rivalry with Sir Joshua Reynolds.

Moving on to two and a half centuries later, a badly damaged painting turns up on a TV antiques show leading people to question if it might just be a Gainsborough.

Simon's book, 'A Right royal face off' is out now.

Simon spoke with Alicia Edwards.

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