20 April, 2018
Author: Amy Sackville
Category: New Books
Recommended by bookseller Eleanor Franzen:
"While it might be described as a fictional biography, what Painter to the King does most consistently and remarkably is convey what it feels like to be someone who sees the world as a painter - as this particular painter - does. Sackville has the most effective technique for describing the process of artistic creation that I've ever read: her prose is tactile, interested in texture and colour, lights and darks, heat and coolness, sky and earth. Painter to the King is a little like the bastard child of How To Be Both and Wolf Hall, but to compare it is to diminish it: it is a thing completely its own."