We Are Villains All
1890, Daneburton, Hampshire: Maud Blake, spinster companion to flighty, young Emeline Hutchinson, is the least important woman at the weekly poetry circle. She sits at the back, barely able to see the poet who presides over them all, but she requires only his words to fuel her dreams. For twenty years Max has lived peacefully in the market town of Daneburton. He presides over his poetry circle and the clammering attention of the ladies who attend him, with formality and restraint. He thinks he has successfully avoided the death and betrayal of his past. What he doesn't realise is that his past is about to pay him a visit...
- Paperback | 350 pages
- 129 x 198 x 19mm | 340g
- 20 Oct 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Kirsty Stonell Walker
Kirsty Stonell Walker has spent the last twenty years researching Victorian art and social history, specialising in the lives of Pre-Raphaelite models. In 2006 she published the biography of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's mistress, Fanny Cornforth, producing an extended and illustrated edition in 2012. She published her first novel, A Curl of Copper and Pearl in 2013 based on the life of Alexa Wilding, another of Rossetti's models. In addition to this, she gives talks on the Victorian art scene and has written numerous articles. She also writes The Kissed Mouth blog, airing the dirty laundry of Victorian art world since 2011.