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Guinevere Glasfurd - Author

About the Author

Guinevere Glasfurd's short fiction has appeared in Mslexia, the Scotsman and in a collection from The National Galleries of Scotland. The Words In My Hand, her first novel, was written with the support of a grant from Arts Council England. She manages the Words and Women Twitter feed, a voluntary organisation representing women writers in the East of England and can be found online at guinevereglasfurd.com and @guingb.

 

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The Year Without Summer the new novel from the author of The Words in My Hand

The Year Without Summer the new novel from the author of The Words in My Hand

Author: Guinevere Glasfurd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

'VIVID, VIBRANT, HARD TO PUT DOWN' Hilary Spurling, author of Matisse the Master 'INGENIOUS AND ABSORBING' Kirsty Wark, author of The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle 'ASTONISHING, RIVETING, MASTERFUL, POETIC' Emily Rapp, author of The Still Point of the Turning World 'A WORLDWIDE CANVAS BROUGHT TO LIFE IN VIVID, HEARTBREAKING DETAIL' Marianne Kavanagh, author of For Once In My Life 1815, Sumbawa Island, Indonesia Mount Tambora explodes in a cataclysmic eruption, killing thousands. Sent to investigate, ship surgeon Henry Hogg can barely believe his eyes. Once a paradise, the island is now solid ash, the surrounding sea turned to stone. But worse is yet to come: as the ash cloud rises and covers the sun, the seasons will fail. 1816 In Switzerland, Mary Shelley finds dark inspiration. Confined inside by the unseasonable weather, thousands of famine refugees stream past her door. In Vermont, preacher Charles Whitlock begs his followers to keep faith as drought dries their wells and their livestock starve. In Suffolk, the ambitious and lovesick painter John Constable struggles to reconcile the idyllic England he paints with the misery that surrounds him. In the Fens, farm labourer Sarah Hobbs has had enough of going hungry while the farmers flaunt their wealth. And Hope Peter, returned from the Napoleonic wars, finds his family home demolished and a fence gone up in its place. He flees to London, where he falls in with a group of revolutionaries who speak of a better life, whatever the cost. As desperation sets in, Britain becomes beset by riots - rebellion is in the air. The Year Without Summer is the story of the books written, the art made; of the journeys taken, of the love longed for and the lives lost during that fateful year. Six separate lives, connected only by an event many thousands of miles away. Few had heard of Tambora - but none could escape its effects.

The Year Without Summer the new novel from the author of The Words in My Hand

The Year Without Summer the new novel from the author of The Words in My Hand

Author: Guinevere Glasfurd Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2020

'VIVID, VIBRANT, HARD TO PUT DOWN' Hilary Spurling, author of Matisse the Master 'INGENIOUS AND ABSORBING' Kirsty Wark, author of The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle 'ASTONISHING, RIVETING, MASTERFUL, POETIC' Emily Rapp, author of The Still Point of the Turning World 'A WORLDWIDE CANVAS BROUGHT TO LIFE IN VIVID, HEARTBREAKING DETAIL' Marianne Kavanagh, author of For Once In My Life 1815, Sumbawa Island, Indonesia Mount Tambora explodes in a cataclysmic eruption, killing thousands. Sent to investigate, ship surgeon Henry Hogg can barely believe his eyes. Once a paradise, the island is now solid ash, the surrounding sea turned to stone. But worse is yet to come: as the ash cloud rises and covers the sun, the seasons will fail. 1816 In Switzerland, Mary Shelley finds dark inspiration. Confined inside by the unseasonable weather, thousands of famine refugees stream past her door. In Vermont, preacher Charles Whitlock begs his followers to keep faith as drought dries their wells and their livestock starve. In Suffolk, the ambitious and lovesick painter John Constable struggles to reconcile the idyllic England he paints with the misery that surrounds him. In the Fens, farm labourer Sarah Hobbs has had enough of going hungry while the farmers flaunt their wealth. And Hope Peter, returned from the Napoleonic wars, finds his family home demolished and a fence gone up in its place. He flees to London, where he falls in with a group of revolutionaries who speak of a better life, whatever the cost. As desperation sets in, Britain becomes beset by riots - rebellion is in the air. The Year Without Summer is the story of the books written, the art made; of the journeys taken, of the love longed for and the lives lost during that fateful year. Six separate lives, connected only by an event many thousands of miles away. Few had heard of Tambora - but none could escape its effects.

The Year Without Summer the new novel from the author of The Words in My Hand

The Year Without Summer the new novel from the author of The Words in My Hand

Author: Guinevere Glasfurd Format: Downloadable audio file Release Date: 06/02/2020

'VIVID, VIBRANT, HARD TO PUT DOWN' Hilary Spurling, author of Matisse the Master 'INGENIOUS AND ABSORBING' Kirsty Wark, author of The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle 'ASTONISHING, RIVETING, MASTERFUL, POETIC' Emily Rapp, author of The Still Point of the Turning World 'A WORLDWIDE CANVAS BROUGHT TO LIFE IN VIVID, HEARTBREAKING DETAIL' Marianne Kavanagh, author of For Once In My Life 1815, Sumbawa Island, Indonesia Mount Tambora explodes in a cataclysmic eruption, killing thousands. Sent to investigate, ship surgeon Henry Hogg can barely believe his eyes. Once a paradise, the island is now solid ash, the surrounding sea turned to stone. But worse is yet to come: as the ash cloud rises and covers the sun, the seasons will fail. 1816 In Switzerland, Mary Shelley finds dark inspiration. Confined inside by the unseasonable weather, thousands of famine refugees stream past her door. In Vermont, preacher Charles Whitlock begs his followers to keep faith as drought dries their wells and their livestock starve. In Suffolk, the ambitious and lovesick painter John Constable struggles to reconcile the idyllic England he paints with the misery that surrounds him. In the Fens, farm labourer Sarah Hobbs has had enough of going hungry while the farmers flaunt their wealth. And Hope Peter, returned from the Napoleonic wars, finds his family home demolished and a fence gone up in its place. He flees to London, where he falls in with a group of revolutionaries who speak of a better life, whatever the cost. As desperation sets in, Britain becomes beset by riots - rebellion is in the air. The Year Without Summer is the story of the books written, the art made; of the journeys taken, of the love longed for and the lives lost during that fateful year. Six separate lives, connected only by an event many thousands of miles away. Few had heard of Tambora - but none could escape its effects. (P) 2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

The Words In My Hand a novel of 17th century Amsterdam and a woman hidden from history

The Words In My Hand a novel of 17th century Amsterdam and a woman hidden from history

Author: Guinevere Glasfurd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2016

THE TIMES BOOK OF THE MONTH | SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD | THE AUTHORS' CLUB BEST FIRS NOVEL AWARD The Words in My Hand is the reimagined true story of Helena Jans, a Dutch maid in 17th century Amsterdam working for an English bookseller. One day a mysterious and reclusive lodger arrives - the Monsieur - who turns out to be Rene Descartes. At first encounter the maid and the philosopher seem to have little in common, yet Helena yearns for knowledge and literacy - wanting to write so badly that she uses beetroot for ink and her body as paper. And the philosopher, for all his learning, finds that it is Helena who reveals the surprise in the everyday world that surrounds him, as gradually their relationship deepens in a surprising story of love and learning. 'Excellent . . . an entirely unsentimental love story with a memorable and engaging heroine. Clever and touching' The Times 'An accomplished first novel . . . Glasfurd brilliantly dissects the complex frustrations of a woman in love with a man consumed by intellectual obsessions. There is much to move us here' Guardian ------------------------------- Pre-order Guinevere Glasfurd's new novel The Year Without Summer, the story of a world changed by one cataclysmic event, now.

Worte in meiner Hand

Worte in meiner Hand

Author: Guinevere Glasfurd Format: eBook Release Date: 07/08/2015

Rene Descartes und Helena Jans van der Strom - eine wahre Geschichte Helena Jans van der Strom arbeitet als Magd bei einem Buchhandler in Amsterdam. Ein groes Gluck fur sie, denn sie liest und schreibt und kann ihrer Leidenschaft heimlich nachgehen. Der neue Hausgast ihres Herrn fasziniert sie: Er arbeitet ununterbrochen, und er zieht viele Besucher an. Sie erfahrt seinen Namen: Rene Descartes. Sie ist zu neugierig, um Distanz zu wahren. Und auch Descartes ist schon bald von ihrem Charme und Wissensdurst eingenommen. Sie verlieben sich, was nicht sein darf. Die Geschichte einer Frau, die mehr vom Leben verlangt, als ihre Zeit ihr bereit ist zu geben.1630: Hollands Goldenes Zeitalter, Amsterdam und seine wohlhabenden Burger ziehen Kunstler und Intellektuelle an. Auch das Haus, in dem die junge Helena als Magd beschaftigt ist, hat einen neuen Gast. Helena ist angewiesen, ihn nur "e;Monsieur"e; zu nennen. Es ist ein noch unbekannter Philosoph aus Frankreich, sein Name ist Rene Descartes. Von nun an ist das Haus erfullt von der inspirierenden Prasenz des schreibenden Fremden. Er weckt in Helena einen Wissensdurst, der anderen bislang verborgen war, und er ist begeistert von ihrer Auffassungsgabe und ihrem Talent zu schreiben. Sie wiederum ist betort von seiner sanften Art und seiner oft uberraschenden Sicht auf die Dinge. Sie verliebe sich, was unmoglich ist."e;In ihre Version der Helena hatten wir uns auch verliebt."e; Brigitte"e;Worte in meiner Hand"e; ist auf der Shortlist fur den renommierten Costa Award.

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