Stanley and Elsie (Paperback)Nicola Upson (author)
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The First World War is over, and in a quiet Hampshire village, artist Stanley Spencer is working on the commission of a lifetime, painting an entire chapel in memory of a life lost in the war to end all wars. Combining his own traumatic experiences with moments of everyday redemption, the chapel will become his masterpiece.
When Elsie Munday arrives to take up position as housemaid to the Spencer family, her life quickly becomes entwined with the charming and irascible Stanley, his artist wife Hilda and their tiny daughter Shirin.
As the years pass, Elsie does her best to keep the family together even when love, obsession and temptation seem set to tear them apart...
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
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“A well researched and thoughtful read”
I love Nicola's books and have read many of her Josephine Tey novels over the last few years, so was delighted when I saw on twitter that she was due to release a new book, and a standalone book too.
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“Wonderful in every way”
I do love a book set around real people or real life events and so I jumped at the chance to read Stanley and Elsie.
Stanley is Stanley Spencer, artist. Elsie is the woman employed by Stanley and his wife, Hilda, to... More
It took me a while to become involved and care about the characters, but it was well worth sticking with, as the action picks up with the introduction of Patricia Preece, around half way through. The ability of the... More
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