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Description - Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale

From the author of A Perfectly Good Man, the bestselling story of an artist tormented by depression and the toll of creativity. When troubled artist Rachel Kelly dies she leaves behind an extraordinary body of work - but for her family there is a legacy of secrets and painful revelations. Rachel exerts a power that outlives her. To her children she is both curse and blessing, as they cope with the inheritance of her passions - and demons. Only their father's gift of stillness can withstand Rachel's destructive influence and the suspicion that they all came a poor second to her art. Piecing together the clues of her life - as artist, lover, mother, wife and patient - takes the reader from Cornwall to Canada across a span of forty years. What emerges is a tender story of enduring love, and a portrait of a family coping with the sometimes too dazzling brilliance of a genius.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780007254668
ISBN-10: 0007254660
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 27mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: HarperPerennial
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 7-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight. He spent his infancy at Wandsworth Prison, which his father governed, then grew up in Winchester before going to Oxford University. He now lives on a farm near Land's End.

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