After Such Kindness

by Gaynor Arnold

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July 2012 Book of the Month.

Inspired by the fascinating yet troubling friendship between Lewis Carroll and his muse Alice Liddell. A diary discovered by a Victorian wife forces her to remember and confront the impact of an unusual friendship she had with an Oxford Don. This is a cleverly written novel, told through the voices and experiences of the four main characters, increasing the tension page by page.

After Such Kindness Synopsis

Following her fictional treatment of Dickens' marriage in Girl in a Blue Dress, Gaynor Arnold now expertly reimagines the controversial relationship between the celebrated author Lewis Carroll and his young muse, Alice Liddell. When the writer, Oxford scholar and photographer, John Jameson, visits the home of his vicar friend, Daniel Baxter, he is entranced by Baxter's youngest daughter - Daisy. Jameson charms her with his wit and childlike imagination, teasing her with riddles and inventing humorous stories as they enjoy afternoons alone by the river and in his rooms. The shocking impact of this unusual friendship is only brought to light when, years later, Daisy, unsettled in her marriage, rediscovers her childhood diaries in an old toy chest.

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ISBN: 9781906994372
Publication date: 05/07/2012
Publisher: Tindal Street Press
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781906994372
Publication date: 5th July 2012
Author: Gaynor Arnold
Publisher: Tindal Street Press
Format: Hardback
Genres: Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
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About Gaynor Arnold

Gaynor Arnold was born and brought up in Cardiff and studied English at St Hilda’s College, Oxford before becoming a social worker. She worked in Child Care for many years, most recently for Birmingham’s Adoption and Fostering Service. Her first published novel, Girl in a Blue Dress (a fictionalised account of the marriage of Charles Dickens), was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2008 and the Orange Prize 2009. Her second book, Lying Together, a collection of short stories, was published in 2011. She is married, with two grown up children.   Author photo © Richard Battye

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