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Terry Pratchett and other authors create new identities for mystery portraits

For the first time in over 50 years, a group of portraits of mystery figures from the 16th and 17th Centuries will go on display at the National Portrait Gallery. Acclaimed writers Alexander McCall Smith, Joanna Trollope, John Banville, Julian Fellowes, Minette Walters, Sarah Singleton, Terry Pratchett and Tracy Chevalier have contributed short imaginative stories about the portraits to help to bring the sitters to life. Imagined Lives: Portraits of Unknown People opens at the National Portrait Gallery from 3 December 2011 and runs until the 22 July 2012.

Read the full article on the National Portrait Gallery website.