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In 1903, the artist Gwendolen Mary John travels from London to France with her companion Dorelia. Surviving on their wits and Gwen’s raw talent, the young women walk from Calais to Paris. In the new century, the world is full of promise: it is time for Gwen to step out from the shadow of her overbearing brother Augustus and seek out the great painter and sculptor Auguste Rodin. It is time to be brave and visible, to love and be loved – and time perhaps to become a hero as the stain of anti-Semitism spreads across Europe.


30 January, 2017

About Goldie Goldbloom

Her work is highly regarded in the USA where her first novel The Paperbark Shoe won the GLCA New Writers Award for Fiction, Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year, Literary Fiction, Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Novel Award, Jerusalem Post International Fiction Prize and the Hadassah Brandeis Award


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