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Talland House

(2020)
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Royal Academy, London 1919: Lily has put her student days in St. Ives, Cornwall, behind her—a time when her substitute mother, Mrs. Ramsay, seemingly disliked Lily’s portrait of her and Louis Grier, her tutor, never seduced her as she hoped he would. In the years since, she’s been a suffragette and a nurse in WWI, and now she’s a successful artist with a painting displayed at the Royal Academy. Then Louis appears at the exhibition with the news that Mrs. Ramsay has died under suspicious circumstances. Talking to Louis, Lily realizes two things: 1) she must find out more about her beloved Mrs. Ramsay’s death (and her sometimes-violent husband, Mr. Ramsay), and 2) She still loves Louis.

Set between 1900 and 1919 in picturesque Cornwall and war-blasted London, Talland House takes Lily Briscoe from the pages of Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse and tells her story outside the confines of Woolf’s novel—as a student in 1900, as a young woman becoming a professional artist, her loves and friendships, mourning her dead mother, and solving the mystery of her friend Mrs. Ramsay’s sudden death. Talland House is both a story for our present time, exploring the tensions women experience between their public careers and private loves, and a story of a specific moment in our past—a time when women first began to be truly independent.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"I’ve really enjoyed Talland House . . . the novel is written with such a painterly eye I felt as if I too was seeing the world through Lily Briscoe’s eyes. It is a wonderfully visual novel and the Cornish scenes are gorgeously evoked." - Annabel Abbs


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August 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Talland House: A Novel
Author(s): Maggie Humm
ISBN: 1-63152-729-0 / 978-1-63152-729-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: She Writes Press
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August 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Talland House: A Novel
Author(s): Maggie Humm
Publisher: She Writes Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU