The Woman Who Painted Her Dreams

The Woman Who Painted Her Dreams

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To the neighbours who helped raise her, Madeline was a handful: opinionated, disruptive, verbose. They blamed it all on her lack of a mother. But Madeline was happy: her father was parent enough. Till he wasn't there for her any more, and Madeline had to grow up fast. Befriended by Annie, she catches a glimpse of normal family life, and sees Annie glow as she marries her adoring Willie. Madeline has never wanted a regular man in her own life, yet somehow she finds herself living in a rambling Highland mansion with Stuart, loving to the point of exhaustion, and painting her heart out. Until life creeps into the idyll with a vengeance...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 27mm | 276g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 074726158X
  • 9780747261582
  • 560,479

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'Tender-hearted and poignant...Romantic yet never awash with sentimentality, powerful without being overpowering, Dewar builds the story into a novel of considerable depth' Scotsman * Scotsman * A Scottish Kate Atkinson, astute, sensitive and a joy to read...a wonderful author * Bookseller * 'A wonderful story... Wit and wisdom in every chapter, a true understanding of women's lives' Sunday Mail * Sunday Mail *
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About Isla Dewar

Isla Dewar is the author of many acclaimed novels including Keeping up with Magda, Dancing in a Distant Place, Secrets of a Family Album and Women Talking Dirty. Women Talking Dirty was made into a film starring Eileen Atkins, Helen Bonham Carter, Gina McKee and James Nesbitt. Isla lives in Fife with her cartoonist husband.
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156 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 27% (42)
4 44% (68)
3 21% (32)
2 6% (10)
1 3% (4)
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