Girl Reading

Girl Reading

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 136 x 215 x 25mm | 380g
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Trade Paperback.
  • 1844087387
  • 9781844087389
  • 807,860

About Katie Ward

Katie Ward was born in Somerset in 1979. She has worked in the public and voluntary sectors, including at a women's refuge and for a Member of Parliament. Katie lives in Suffolk with her husband and two cats.
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2 12% (286)
1 5% (125)
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