Girl Reading
About the Book
Seven portraits. Seven artists. Seven girls and women reading. A young orphan poses nervously for a Renaissance maestro in medieval Siena, and an artist’s servant girl in 17th-century Amsterdam snatches a moment away from her work to lose herself in tales of knights and battles. A young woman reading in a Shoreditch bar catches the eye of a young man who takes her picture, and a Victorian medium holds a book that she barely acknowledges while she waits for the exposure. Each chapter of this richly textured debut takes us into a perfectly imagined tale of how each portrait came to be, and as the connections accumulate, the narrative leads us into the present and beyond—an inspired celebration of women reading and the artists who have caught them in the act.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781844087389
Publisher: Virago Press (UK)
Binding: Paperback
Dewey: FIC
Language: English
MediaMail: Y
PrintOnDemand: N
Spine Width: 24 mm
ISBN-10: 1844087387
Publisher Date: 01 May 2011
Depth: 27
Height: 215 mm
LCCN: 2011431843
No of Pages: 342
Series Title: English
Width: 135 mm
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