Along with her work as a foreign correspondent, Lara Marlowe is known for her writings on culture in The Irish Times. Painted With Words celebrates not only the artistry of France and Ireland, but also Marlowe s 'breathtaking' writing. Following on from the success of The Things I've Seen: Nine Lives of a Foreign Correspondent, Painted With Words brings together the best of Lara Marlowe's writings on visual artists and authors. Marlowe writes with insight and grace on artists such as Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse and Cézanne, and on writers including Sartre and de Beauvoir, Lévi-Strauss and Camus. The book is abundantly illustrated with reproductions of the key works of art discussed by the author. Painted With Words is a must-buy for lovers of art and literature, and an ideal Christmas present for the many fans of Lara Marlowe's writing.