DOUBLES

Twelve oil paintings by Christopher Neve of places mentioned in Doubles. To see the paintings one at a time, please click on the images below.

Glacier, oil painting, from Doubles by Christopher Neve

Glacier

Mountain station, oil painting, from Doubles

Mountain railway station

Staubbach Falls, oil painting by Christopher Neve

Staubbach Falls

Mountain hotel, oil painting by Christopher Neve

Mountain hotel

Red Alps, oil painting by Christopher Neve

Red Alps

Mr Marakat's bathing raft, oil painting by Christopher Neve from his novel Doubles

Mr Marakat's bathing raft

The Bay of Naples, oil painting by Christopher Neve

Bay of Naples

Billiards Caffe, oil painting by Christopher Neve

The Billiard's Caffè

Mount Etna erupting, oil painting by Christopher Neve

Mount Etna erupting

Mr Avold Cole's garden, oil painting by Christopher Neve to illustrate his novel Doubles

Mrs Arvold Cole's garden

Red field, oil painting by Christopher Neve

Red Field

Yellow Bridge, Icelance, oil painting by Christopher Neve

Yellow Bridge, Iceland

Cover of Doubles, a novel by Christopher Neve

Doubles, a novel by Christopher Neve, published by Starhaven in October 2015.

This remarkable book is both a thriller about other selves and an excursion through post-war artistic bohemias. The narrator endures a series of often surreal misadventures in search of a lost love in Italy, Greece and Iceland, as well as Paris and Oxford. He is pursued by himself, through a world in which almost everything seems to double. In the foreground of his journey lies a discussion of painting, and of what it is like to paint, in terms you will not find elsewhere. Tricking you into its Kafkaesque finale, the novel shows the late modernist era at the mercy of a fractured psyche.

"Christopher Neve is one of a rare breed, a painter who can express himself in words."
The Sunday Times

"He is part topographer, part painter, part poet and part psychologist."
The Tablet