Jun 11, 2009 — Iain Pears knows how to deliver a complex historical mystery. Stone's Fall is one of those gloriously long books that is never long enough.
Jul 6, 2005 — It is the beginning of the 1900s. Henry MacAlpine, an artist, is in a self-imposed exile on an island off the coast of Brittany. He lures his biggest critic to the island to paint his portrait.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Portrait by Iain Pears. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.