P Gale Notes From An Exhibition

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Notes From An Exhibition

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When troubled artist Rachel Kelly dies she leaves behind an extraordinary body of work - but for her family there is a legacy of secrets and painful revelations. To her children she is both curse and blessing, as they cope with the inheritance of her passions - and demons. Only their father's gift of stillness can withstand Rachel's destructive influence and the suspicion that her family came second to her art. Piecing together the clues of her life - as artist, lover, mother, wife and patient - takes the reader from Cornwall to Canada across a span of forty years. What emerges is a tender story of enduring love, and a portrait of a family coping with the sometimes too dazzling brilliance of a genius.

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Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight and grew up in Winchester, before attending Oxford. He lives on a farm near Land's End. A beloved UK novelist, his recent works include A Perfectly Good Man, The Whole Day Through, and the bestseller Notes from an Exhibition. His latest novel, A Place Called Winter, was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Prize, the Walter Scott Prize, and the Independent Booksellers' Novel of the Year award.

Joan Walker has 30 years of experience as an actor, enjoying all aspects of work including audiobooks, commercials, radio drama, TV, theatre and film. Following a degree in psychology and maths, she decided to go for the fun options in life.

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Praise for `Friendly Fire':`Utterly compelling from first to last: sad and funny and written with the matchlessly fine yet modest prose that marks him out as such a superb writer.' Stephen Fry`"Friendly Fire" is another triumph for Gale. It is part of an oeuvre which looks ever more formidable, particularly for a novelist still in mid-career.' Richard Canning, Independent`"Friendly Fire" is an intense tale of love, life, intellectualism and passion. Inspirational.' Daily ExpressPraise for `Rough Music':'Like the sea he describes so well, Patrick Gale's clear, unforced prose sucks one in effortlessly...he is excellent at the telling detail and description.' Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail'There are no false notes in this book.' Marie Claire`"Rough Music"...is an astute, sensitive and at times tragically uncomfortable meditation on sex, lies and family...a fabulously unnerving book...a hugely compelling writer.' Independent on Sunday

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