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The Woman Who Painted Her Dreams

by Isla Dewar

The Woman Who Painted Her Dreams Synopsis

To the neighbours who helped raise her, Madeline was a handful: opinionated, disruptive, verbose. They blamed it all on her lack of a mother. But Madeline was happy: her father was parent enough. Till he wasn't there for her any more, and Madeline had to grow up fast. Befriended by Annie, she catches a glimpse of normal family life, and sees Annie glow as she marries her adoring Willie. Madeline has never wanted a regular man in her own life, yet somehow she finds herself living in a rambling Highland mansion with Stuart, loving to the point of exhaustion, and painting her heart out. Until life creeps into the idyll with a vengeance...

The Woman Who Painted Her Dreams Press Reviews

'Tender-hearted and poignant...Romantic yet never awash with sentimentality, powerful without being overpowering, Dewar builds the story into a novel of considerable depth' Scotsman * Scotsman * A Scottish Kate Atkinson, astute, sensitive and a joy to read...a wonderful author * Bookseller * 'A wonderful story... Wit and wisdom in every chapter, a true understanding of women's lives' Sunday Mail * Sunday Mail *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747261582
Publication date: 3rd February 2003
Author: Isla Dewar
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 384 pages
Categories: Sagas, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Isla Dewar

Isla Dewar is the author of many acclaimed novels including Keeping up with Magda, Dancing in a Distant Place, Secrets of a Family Album and Women Talking Dirty. Women Talking Dirty was made into a film starring Eileen Atkins, Helen Bonham Carter, Gina McKee and James Nesbitt. Isla lives in Fife with her cartoonist husband.

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