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This review is from: An Equal Stillness (Hardcover)
I kept having to remind myself that Jennet Mallow is a fictional character; because Francesca Kay describes her paintings so exquisitely. you have to pinch yourself to remember that these are figments of the writer's imagination, not works you'll be able to visit in the Tate!
The novel - which starts at Jennet's graveside - takes the form of a fictional biography, tracing her life as a woman/wife/mother and development as an artist. It rings entirely true. (I kept thinking of Winifred Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth.)
A tremendous achievement, hard to believe it's a first novel.