book cover of Mrs Whistler

Mrs Whistler

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
A stunning novel of artist and muse, of love and ambition from the critically acclaimed novelist Matthew Plampin.

'Maud could tell the whole story, but she will not.'

Chelsea, 1876: Jimmy Whistler stands on the cusp of fame, ready to astound the London art world with his radical paintings. At his side is Maud Franklin, his muse, lover and occasional pupil, sharing his house, his dazzling social life and his grand hopes for the future.

But Jimmy's rebelliousness comes at a heavy price for them both as he battles a furious patron, challenges an influential and viciously hostile critic and struggles with a dire lack of cash. Before long a fight for survival is being waged through the galleries, the drawing rooms and even the courts - and Maud, Jimmy's Madame and closest ally, is expected to do her part.

The Madame has problems of her own, however. Maud has fallen pregnant and must now face the reality of what life with Jimmy entails. As the situation starts to unravel, as loyalties are sorely tested and bankruptcy looms, she has to decide what she wants. Who she is. What she is prepared to endure.

Stunning and suspenseful, this a story of one woman's progress through a world of beauty and sacrifice, art and ambition - a story which asks what we will withstand for love and what it means to reach for greatness.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Completely engaging …wonderfully evocative. It makes you want to visit the countryside and see Turner’s paintings again. A great book." - Philippa Gregory

"A terrific novel … It springs off the page, bristling with life. A vivid and absorbing portrait of bohemian London and the love affair between Whistler and his long-suffering but spirited muse." - Deborah Moggach


Similar books by other authors

thumb
The Fire Court
(Ashes of London, book 2)
Andrew Taylor

Used availability for Matthew Plampin's Mrs Whistler

Hardback Editions

April 2018 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Mrs Whistler
Author(s): Matthew Plampin
ISBN: 0-00-816362-6 / 978-0-00-816362-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

February 2019 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Mrs Whistler
Author(s): Matthew Plampin
ISBN: 0-00-816364-2 / 978-0-00-816364-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2018 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Mrs Whistler
Author(s): Matthew Plampin
ISBN: 0-00-824037-X / 978-0-00-824037-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2018 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Mrs Whistler
Author(s): Matthew Plampin
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon   


May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Mrs Whistler
Author(s): Matthew Plampin
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2018 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Mrs Whistler
Author(s): Matthew Plampin
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Mrs Whistler
Author(s): Matthew Plampin
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU