PositiveAir Mail[Arora\'s] lost worlds\' have been excavated by others, yet no one has submitted them to such collective, enlightened inquiry.
Anthony M. Amore
RaveThe New York Times Book ReviewAs Amore illustrates with an irresistible blend of wryness and affection, [Rose\'s] adopted proletarian role was not always convincing or particularly noble ... Amore’s winning detachment is unchanged as Rose evolves from debutante to desperado ... Amore’s publisher has falsely advertised his droll, engaging book as an \'unbelievable\' heist story. Ocean’s 8 (or 11, 12, 13) it’s not, Dugdale is more Fawlty than Ocean. Yet this in no way diminishes the pleasures of The Woman Who Stole Vermeer. Rose is terrific company: clever, forthright and flamboyant.
PositiveAir Mail... clever, engaging ... Dunn recounts [Pliny\'s] afterlife with gusto, from the unlikely embrace of pious Renaissance scholars and dueling views on the location of the Plinys’ birthplaces (Verona and Como) to his 19th-century appeal for Mary Shelley. To Tacitus, Pliny lionized \'those men with a god-given gift for doing what deserves to be written about or writing what deserves to be read—and very lucky are those who can do both. Through his own books and yours, my uncle will be one of these.\' Dunn’s book, too, deserves to be read.