Book Release: The Woman Who Stole Vermeer

October 30 2020

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Here's a non-fiction book release that might interest some readers of AHN. Anthony M Amore's The Woman Who Stole Vermeer charts the life of the Irish Republican Rose Dugdale (b.1941). Dugdale was implicated in several terrorist acts including the theft of major art works from Russborough House in 1974.

As the publisher's blurb explains:

Dugdale ran head-first towards the action, spearheading the first aerial terrorist attack in British history and pulling off the biggest art theft of her time. In 1974, she led a gang into the opulent Russborough House in Ireland and made off with millions in prized paintings, including works by Goya, Gainsborough, and Rubens, as well as Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid by the mysterious master Johannes Vermeer. Dugdale thus became—to this day—the only woman to pull off a major art heist. And as Anthony Amore explores in The Woman Who Stole Vermeer, it’s likely that this was not her only such heist.

The book will be released next month by publishers Simon & Schuster.

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