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An Equal Stillness: Winner of the Orange Award for New Writers 2009 (Paperback)
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An Equal Stillness: Winner of the Orange Award for New Writers 2009 (Paperback)

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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 Jennet's 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

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780753825655
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 201 x 178 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A new star has arrived on the literary scene. -- AN Wilson * EVENING STANDARD *
What distinguishes this tale...is Kay's fine balance of romance and realism and her beautiful evocation of how paintings reflect their creator's experiences. * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *
one dazzingly brilliantly executed scene after another...A marvel. * INDEPENDENT *
An impressive debut novel that paints a vivid portrait of a woman torn between the conflicts of creativity and familial duty. * DAILY EXPRESS *
sensual...Francesca Kay knows - and shows - how good art takes on a life all of its own. * INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY *
an absorbing and ambitious debut * GUARDIAN *
The supple, verbless sentences of Fracesca Kay's accomplished first novel create a sensuous prose full of colour, taste and smell. -- Anthony Cummins * DAILY TELEGRAPH *
This is an outstanding literary debut, with masterful variation in style and characterisation of deep insight * BOOKSELLER PAPERBACK PREVIEW *
The most astounding success lies in the conjuring up of a lifetime's work - a glorious succession of paintings brought to sustained, poetic life. * ART NEWSPAPER *

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“Descriptive, Artistic and Thought Provoking”

This novel follows the life of a young female artist all the way through her life.
It's written in a bibliographic way by someone who's identity becomes apparent towards the end of the novel. This was... More

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“An Equal Stillness”

An Equal Stillness is gripping. Beautifully written and evocative, it is the story of Jennet, a girl who pursues art and who sees her infant career blossom as her marriage withers. One travels with her through pain... More

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