The Book of Colours

Publisher details

The Book of Colours
Author
Robyn Cadwallader
Publisher
HarperCollins
Genre
Fiction
Released
24 April, 2018

Synopsis

London, 1321: In a small stationer's shop in Paternoster Row, three people are drawn together around the creation of a magnificent book, an illuminated manuscript of prayers, a Book of Hours. Even though the commission seems to answer the aspirations of each one of them, their own desires and ambitions threaten its completion. As each struggles to see the book come into being, it will change everything they have understood about their place in the world.In many ways, this is a story about power - it is also a novel about the place of women in the roiling and turbulent world of the early fourteenth century; what power they have, how they wield it, and just how temporary and conditional it is. Rich, deep, sensuous and full of life, Book of Colours is also, most movingly, a profoundly beautiful story about creativity and connection, and our instinctive need to understand our world and communicate with others through the pages of a book.
Robyn Cadwallader
About the author

Robyn Cadwallader

Robyn Cadwallader’s first novel, The Anchoress, will be published by Faber & Faber in the UK, Farrar Straus and Giroux in the US and Fourth Estate in Australia in early 2015. She has published numerous poems, prize-winning short stories and reviews, as well as a book of poetry, i painted unafraid (Wakefield Press, 2010) and a non-fiction book based on her PhD thesis concerning attitudes to virginity and female agency in the Middle Ages. She lectured in English literature at Flinders University, teaching a range of topics, but specialising in medieval literature and creative writing. At adult education and community level she facilitated short courses on creative writing, journalling and medieval culture.

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