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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 12/08/2021
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A lyrical tale of family secrets and self-discovery. Denis knows his mother kept things from him. His godmother, Clemence, knows the truth. In rich, sensuous prose, Roberts interweaves Denis's search for answers with Clemence's memories of the time she spent working for Matisse.

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781913207472
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 225 x 145 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A wonderful writer: one in possession of immense feeling'

-- Rachel Cooke * The Observer *

'Roberts writes with wit and honesty.'

* The Independent *

'A magnificent writer.'

-- Helen Dunmore * The Guardian *

'Brimming with delights, as full of life and colour as Matisse's cut outs. Beautifully written with many sharp and original ideas about life and loss and creativity. A novel of deep pleasures.'

-- Susie Boyt

'Lyrical, atmospheric, wonderful. This novel has all the romance of the most delicious hot French summer. No-one writes quite like Michele Roberts.'

-- Viv Groskop

'One of Britain's best novelists.'

* Independent on Sunday *

The story is alive with vivid women.

-- Christian House * Financial Times *

Impressive.

* The Sunday Times *

This lyrical tale of family secrets and self-discovery is heavenly.

* Woman's Weekly *

Roberts tells her tale carefully, in small brightly coloured segments that can't help but recall the style of Matisse's famous cut-out artworks, and with an eye for domestic detail so sumptuous you can almost feel the linen and smell the sage leaves.

-- Claire Allfree * Daily Mail *

A subtle and delicate new work of fiction imagining the unsung lives of women in the orbit of Henri Matisse.

-- Anthony Cummins * Mail on Sunday *

A sumptuously written and life-affirming examination of what it is to be an artist, a woman, a feminist...

* Literary Review *

It's a book to be read slowly, taking time to pause, remember, picture and dream.

-- Allan Massie * The Scotsman *

A tender exploration of friendship and love in its many forms.

-- Lucy Popescu * The Tablet *

Beautifully written

* Woman *

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“A lyrical tale of family secrets.”

The story is told through two time frames and by two narratives, Denis and his godmother Clemence. Slowly we learn that Clemence and her friend Monique were Matisse’s assistants when he was working on his famous cut... More

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“Disappointing”

A lyrical story revolving around the assistants that worked for Henri Matisse during his later years. The story is told from the alternating points of view of Denis and his godmother, Clemence.
The first person... More

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