An Equal Stillness: Winner of the Orange Award for New Writers 2009 Francesca Kay



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Winner of the Orange Award for New Writers 2009 Artist, lover, wife, mother: can one woman be them all? Born in 1924, Jennet Mallow grew up with a disillusioned mother and a father haunted by memories of war. But Jennet has a talent – and a passion – for art. When she meets the handsome painter David Heaton they begin a tempestuous affair which takes them from the dank terraces of London to a bohemian artistic community in St Ives. But as Jennets career flourishes, her relationship with David suffers – with potentially tragic consequences . . . The most beautiful, accomplished debut I have read for a long time . . . It is a powerful novel by a supremely talented artist OBSERVER Enchanting . . . exquisitely written DAILY EXPRESS A masterful portrait of a woman forging an unexpectedly dazzling career against the backdrop of familial duty EASY LIVING

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