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Notes from an Exhibition

(2007)
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Awards
The Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year Best Book (nominee)
The new novel from the bestselling Patrick Gale tells the story of artist Rachel Kelly, whose life has been a sacrifice to both her extraordinary art and her debilitating manic depression. When troubled artist Rachel Kelly dies painting obsessively in her attic studio in Penzance, her saintly husband and adult children have more than the usual mess to clear up. She leaves behind an extraordinary and acclaimed body of work -- but she also leaves a legacy of secrets and emotional damage it will take months to unravel. A wondrous, monstrous creature, she exerts a power that outlives her. To her children she is both curse and blessing, though they all in one way or another reap her whirlwind, inheriting her waywardness, her power of loving -- and her demons!Only their father's Quaker gifts of stillness and resilience give them any chance of withstanding her destructive influence and the suspicion that they came a poor second to the creation of her art. The reader becomes a detective, piecing together the clues of a life -- as artist, lover, mother, wife and patient -- which takes them from contemporary Penzance to 1960s Toronto to St Ives in the 1970s. What emerges is a story of enduring love, and of a family which weathers tragedy, mental illness and the intolerable strain of living with genius. Patrick Gale's latest novel shines with intelligence, humour and tenderness.

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Hardback Editions

July 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Notes from an Exhibition
Author(s): Patrick Gale
ISBN: 0-00-725465-2 / 978-0-00-725465-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Notes from an Exhibition
Author(s): Patrick Gale
ISBN: 1-4722-5538-0 / 978-1-4722-5538-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tinder Press
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Notes From An Exhibition
Author(s): P Gale
ISBN: 0-00-725466-0 / 978-1-4074-2485-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperPerennial
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July 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Notes from an Exhibition
Author(s): Patrick Gale
ISBN: 0-00-726341-4 / 978-0-00-726341-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Audio Editions

December 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: Notes from an Exhibition: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick Gale
ISBN: 1-5200-4893-9 / 978-1-5200-4893-2
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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December 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: Notes from an Exhibition: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick Gale
ISBN: 1-5200-4897-1 / 978-1-5200-4897-0
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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December 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Notes from an Exhibition: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick Gale
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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August 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Notes from an Exhibition
Author(s): Patrick Gale
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Notes from an Exhibition
Author(s): Patrick Gale
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Notes from an Exhibition
Author(s): Patrick Gale
Publisher: Audible Studios
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2008 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: NOTES FROM AN EXHIBITION AUDIO CASSETTE
Author(s): PATRICK GALE
ISBN: 1-4056-0549-9 / 978-1-4056-0549-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: CHIVERS AUDIO BOOKS
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2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Notes from an exhibition
Author(s): Patrick Gale
ISBN: 1-4056-8392-9 / 978-1-4056-8392-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

January 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Notes from an Exhibition
Author(s): Patrick Gale
Publisher: Tinder Press
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May 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Notes from an Exhibition: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick Gale
Publisher: Open Road Media
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September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Notes from an Exhibition
Author(s): Patrick Gale
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK