The Improbability of Love - Prologue, Chapters 1-6 Summary & Analysis

Hannah Rothschild
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The employees at Monachorum and Sons auction house in London prepare for what is considered to be the sale of the century. A world-famous painting called The Improbability of Love is being auctioned off tonight and wealthy people from many walks of life arrive to bid on it. Earl Beachendon runs the auction house and he nervously issues last minute instructions to his employees on how to conduct the evening with their wealthy clients. Art historian, Delores Ryan, is an expert in French eighteenth-century art bemoans the fact that she had had the celebrated painting and let it slip away. Russian Dmitri Voldakov arrives at the auction house with his stunning fiancee, Lyudmilla, and plans to outbid his nemesis, Vlad.

After all the major players have arrived, the auction begins and Earl Beachendon is in such a state of anxiety that he...

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