Top positive review
A very good read even if you have never heard of Walter Sickert.
13 October 2017
This is a really engaging book. Walter Sickert was a fascinating person and I was continually engaged with his story. Matthew Sturgis did not skimp on detail, and normally I would find this irritating, but it was never overdone. Sickert was a man of his time as far as his women were concerned, in other words very selfish. He was a contemporary of Augustus John and they behaved in similar ways. You have to read about the depth of men's feelings of entitlement, as regards the role of each sex in a relationship then, to appreciate why so few women were able to make their own mark. Even so his eccentricity and charm (and a good biographer), make this book a winner.