The Woman Who Painted Her Dreams

The Woman Who Painted Her Dreams

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A sturdy wilful child, Madeline Green adores her father, her hero, her Ted. She thinks him a wonder. When he dies, Madeline, still in her teens, stumbles forward into life with one burning ambition - to paint. She makes friends with Annie and her wayward husband, Willie. She finds solace in her relationship with Stuart, her pal, lover, soulmate. Moves into his dilapidated country house. Living removed from the world, Madeline's aspirations seem to slip away. Seeking release from her frustrated desires by painting her turbulent wild imaginings whilst sleeping, Madeline, at last, discovers the true Madeline, and finds recognition. Or rather, recognition finds her. And she realises that life is not a straight path from childhood to her goals. It is her mistakes, wrong turnings, her misunderstandings, distractions and absurdities that make her 'The me I am.'show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 498.95g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • HEADLINE REVIEW
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747273243
  • 9780747273240

About Isla Dewar

Isla Dewar was born in Edinburgh. She wrote articles for magazines and newspapers for many years before she wrote her first novel, Keeping up with Magda, in 1995. She lives in Fife with her husband, a cartoonist; they have two sons.show more

Review quote

Madelaine is devastated when her adored father dies when she is in her teens and finds solace in her relationship with Stuart, her pal, soulmate and lover. Seeking release from her frustrated desires by painting her turbulent wild imaginings whilst sleeping and finally realises that life is not a straight path from childhood onwards..An evocative, incisive and genuinely moving new novel by the author of Two Kinds of Wonderful, It Could happen to You et al.show more

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