Sheer Blue Bliss

Sheer Blue Bliss

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 26mm | 439.99g
  • ISIS Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New ed of Large Print ed
  • 0753163551
  • 9780753163559

Review Text

Highly successful British novelist Glaister draws on the art world for her latest novel, brilliantly conveying the tension between people thrown together in out-of-the-ordinary circumstances. Constance Benson, celebrated portraitist and lover of eccentric visionary Patrick Mount, has not painted since his famous disappearance in 1965. After 30 years of living as a recluse in a post-war prefab by the sea, Connie suddenly finds herself back in the limelight. The National Portrait Gallery wants to put on a retrospective of her work, starring the remarkable last painting of Mount which she has never let anyone see. Meanwhile, a young man in London is also anticipating the retrospective with nervous excitement since, for him, the possibility of meeting the former lover of Patrick Mount means the solution to his frightening problem with women. Glastier unravels the creative and emotional desires of her characters with skill and sympathy, and Sheer Blue Bliss is a sheer pleasure to read. (Kirkus UK)show more

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