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Richard Knight lives with his family in Saddleworth, Oldham, where he combines teaching and writing for both children and adults. His writing has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and his first children's book, Winter Shadow, was published by Barefoot Books in 2009.
This gripping psychological thriller captures the power of a young apprentice portrait painter to see deep into the character of those he is painting. When Johann’s talent is spotted by master painter Hugo he has little idea of his capabilities. Johann learns his craft from Hugo but he also learns that his painting has an unusual power. Johann has to fight to keep himself free of the demon he creates for himself. Richard Knight vividly creates the world of the artist. The Lovereading Comment: A wonderfully inspirational historical novel that sets the world of an artist and his apprentice to life.