Solomons, N: The Gallery of Vanished Husbands
By the author of the international bestseller MR ROSENBLUM'S LIST, the captivating story of the life and loves of a woman who breaks free of her strict Jewish upbringing and joins the world of art and artists in sixties London.
Natasha Solomons is the author of the internationally bestselling Mr Rosenblum's List, The Novel in the Viola, which was chosen for the Richard & Judy Book Club, and The Gallery of Vanished Husbands. Natasha lives in Dorset with her son and her husband with whom she also writes screenplays. Her novels have been translated into 17 languages.
Captivates you with its charm, quirkiness and old-fashioned storytelling -- Daily Mail This charming, mesmerising story is ultimately about the triumph of the human spirit, not the caging of it... Solomons has created a warm, luscious read that brims with passion and skilfully evokes a bygone era when only married women could be prescribed the Pill, when the sexual revolution was just beginning and when children were cheerfully given cherry brandy as a "sleeping draught". It is a beautifully written tale about a woman who was left socially dead but rose again by seizing life. -- The Times The Gallery of Vanished Husbands is a colourful and captivating tale of a woman shedding her skin. -- Stylist Natasha Solomons typically binds her themes with her gift as a storyteller. Many times I had to stop and gasp for air at some incredible revelation. But mostly this is a portrait of a woman. Solomons doesn't tell us Juliet is beautiful, but you know she is from the way her head and heart behave and the way the men in her orbit adore her. -- Sydney Morning Herald - Diane Dempsey