Saturday, April 20, 2019

Currently Reading: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal is the intoxicating story of a young woman who aspires to be an artist, and the man whose obsession may destroy her world for ever.
London. 1850. The greatest spectacle the city has ever seen is being built in Hyde Park, and among the crowd watching two people meet. For Iris, an aspiring artist, it is the encounter of a moment – forgotten seconds later, but for Silas, a collector entranced by the strange and beautiful, that meeting marks a new beginning. 
When Iris is asked to model for pre-Raphaelite artist Louis Frost, she agrees on the condition that he will also teach her to paint. Suddenly her world begins to expand, to become a place of art and love.
But Silas has only thought of one thing since their meeting, and his obsession is darkening . . .
  •  Hardback | 336 pages
  •  135 x 216 x 33mm | 597g
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  •  PICADOR
  •  London, United Kingdom
  •  English
  •  1529002397
  •  9781529002393
The Doll Factory will be published in the UK by Picador on 2nd May 2019, and by Emily Bestler Books/Atria in the US on 3rd September 2019, and will be translated into 28 languages.

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