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An Equal Stillness

£14.99

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Jennet Mallow is born in Yorkshire in the 1920s but her interest in art and creativity alienates her from her family, her father who is a priest, her conventional sister and her emotionally stunted mother. Jennet moves to London in search of a more exciting life and finds it in her new environment and in the handsome and enigmatic figure of the painter David Heaton. When Jennet falls pregnant, her parents more or less force the two to marry. In the postwar austerity of the 1940s, the young couple struggles to make ends meet and Jennet finds that her home life is gradually eroding everything she has fought to achieve. Aware that David is becoming increasingly reliant on drink and tired of the dank and drab bedsit in which they live, Jennet suggests they move to Spain. There, the bright blue skies, warm air and sunlit beaches give the couple and their children a new lease of life. Jennet begins to paint again and an agent takes an interest in her work. But as Jennet's own career begins to take off, her relationship with David sours and the two enter a destructive spiral with tragic consequences.

Written in the form of a biography, An Equal Stillness is an outstanding debut, breathtaking in the poise and beauty of its language and craft.

Dust jacket slightly battered on top and bottom edges. Traces of pencil pricing on front end paper. Otherwise book is in very good condition.

Signed with dedication to Judith.

Item details

Added value:
Signed
Author(s):
Kay, Frances
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15cm x 23cm
Edition:
2009
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780297855491
Number of pages:
229
Publisher:
Weidenfeld & Nicholson
Title:
An Equal Stillness

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Jennet Mallow is born in Yorkshire in the 1920s but her interest in art and creativity alienates her from her family, her father who is a priest, her conventional sister and her emotionally stunted mother. Jennet moves to London in search of a more exciting life and finds it in her new environment and in the handsome and enigmatic figure of the painter David Heaton. When Jennet falls pregnant, her parents more or less force the two to marry. In the postwar austerity of the 1940s, the young couple struggles to make ends meet and Jennet finds that her home life is gradually eroding everything she has fought to achieve. Aware that David is becoming increasingly reliant on drink and tired of the dank and drab bedsit in which they live, Jennet suggests they move to Spain. There, the bright blue skies, warm air and sunlit beaches give the couple and their children a new lease of life. Jennet begins to paint again and an agent takes an interest in her work. But as Jennet's own career begins to take off, her relationship with David sours and the two enter a destructive spiral with tragic consequences.

Written in the form of a biography, An Equal Stillness is an outstanding debut, breathtaking in the poise and beauty of its language and craft.

Dust jacket slightly battered on top and bottom edges. Traces of pencil pricing on front end paper. Otherwise book is in very good condition.

Signed with dedication to Judith.

Added value:
Signed
Author(s):
Kay, Frances
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15cm x 23cm
Edition:
2009
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780297855491
Number of pages:
229
Publisher:
Weidenfeld & Nicholson
Title:
An Equal Stillness

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