V Knox

About me

author of ‘Second Lisa’ a biography of Leonardo da Vinci’s sister, Lisabetta Buti,the ‘Mona Lisa’. highlights creative autism, lost art and lost identities and the invisible female workforce in the art studios of the quattrocento.

From my website


Born April 15th – 1452 in the town of Vinci “There was born to me, a grandson, the son of Ser Piero my son, on the 15th day of April, a Saturday, at the third hour of the night. He bears the name Lionardo.” – Antonio da Vinci The face…


APRIL 15 – A DAY TO REMEMBER Leonardo da Vinci was born – April 15, 1452         HMS Titanic sank – April 15, 1912 It’s uncanny that these are both subjects about which I’m most passionate. I wrote ‘The Unthinkable Shoes’ as an homage to the lost…


DON’T BELIEVE A WORD OF IT! Mr. Dickens may have written ‘Great Expectations’ but today, we authors are plagued with them: A PLETHORA OF POSSIBILITIES AN EXAGGERATION OF EXPECTANCY AN HYPERBOLE OF HAPPENSTANCE Definition (mine): SERENDIPITY > A triad random hit of perfect-timing, perfect-placement, and a perfect human carrier pigeon…

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