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Description - Amenable Women by Mavis Cheek

Flora Chapman is in her fifties when her husband dies in a bizarre ballooning accident. Seizing upon her new found freedom, she decides to finish the history of their village that Edward had begun. A reference to Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's fourth wife who he rejected for being ugly, captures Flora's imagination and she begins to delve deeper into the life of this neglected historical figure.Meanwhile, in the Louvre, Holbein's portrait of Anne of Cleves sense the tug of a connection and she begins to tell the real story of the injustices she suffered and just how she survived her marriage.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571238941
ISBN-10: 0571238947
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 160mm x mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mavis Cheek

Mavis Cheek was born and grew up in Wimbledon. She began her working life at Editions Alecto, the contemporary art publisher. After Alecto, she attended Hillcroft College for Women from where she graduated in Arts. After her daughter Bella was born, she began her writing career in earnest; journalism and travel writing at first, then short stories, and eventually, in 1988, her novel Pause Between Acts won the She/John Menzies First Novel Prize. Amenable Women is her thirteenth novel. She now lives and writes in the heart of the English countryside.

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