Paintings from the National Gallery Collection are integral to the novel 'Framed' by the award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce.
The novel has inspired schools across the UK to produce project work in art, English and drama.
A synopsis of the novel 'Framed', by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Narrator: The book 'Framed', by Frank Cottrell Boyce, is set in a tiny Welsh village called Manod.
When the National Gallery is under threat from flooding, the paintings are sent to Manod to be stored in the local slate mine for safe (or not so safe, as it turns out) keeping.
Specific National Gallery paintings are woven through the narrative, which centres on 10-year-old Dylan and his family, who live above the village's garage.
The characters, storyline and setting are all potential sources of inspiration, as are the National Gallery paintings featured in the book. See pupils' project work.
Paintings in 'Framed'
Visit the National Gallery
If you loved the book, why not arrange a school visit to the National Gallery to see the paintings?
Can't make it to London? Watch our interviews with the author and find out what inspired Frank Cottrell Boyce to write the novel 'Framed' and discover what his favourite National Gallery paintings are in our interviews with the author.