Paris, early twentieth century... Gwen lives in a garret and ekes out a living painting and modelling for others. It is her life, the life she has chosen and worked for. Auguste Rodin, a living legend, is her passion - returned, for a while - but now she sits for long hours awaiting his touch, his letters. Swansea, now... Moth is married to Drew, devoted to her two children. What will be left to her when Dove leaves for the first day of school? What is there for a woman whose only award is that she was Miss Carmarthen at 22? When she's given everything to make sure that her kids had the best possible start... Tenby, not far in the future... Elizabeth sits with friends on the cusp of extinction, contemplating the meaning of a life. Dementia is a cruel mistress, snatching away her thoughts and her dreams. Elizabeth writes to a gentleman on death row in the US, tantalizing him with stories of her dancing, her laughter. The stories he tells in return echo in the sounding chamber of her memory.
Praise for this book
"Bethell's prose is like a rain shower of language, dark and mysterious." - Jo Mazelis
Used availability for Zillah Bethell's Girl in Profile
April 2016 : UK Paperback
April 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition