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Man and his Music
Abridged History of
Trades and Labour
Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics
meeting place of eight poets
of the best from the Earlyworks Press Poetry Collection Competition*
of the Earlyworks Press Poetry Collection Competition, 2014*
do so many artists seem hell-bent on self-destruction?
ISBN 9781906451639 The paperback made its first appearance at
in Hastings on 6th October and is now available from book stores,
libraries and from this site. The London launch for
'Serpentine' was hosted by Gruntlers Theatre, at the
Cafe, Betterton Street, Covent Garden, on Monday November 26th, starting at 7pm. Cake and wine
and song. Henry the Eighth attended!
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+ £7.50 p&p RoW
Art is the proper task of life
Painting isn't a job
– it’s the reason for Victoria’s very existence – so how is she
to bridge the gap between her art and her private life? José gives her
the intensity she craves, but has no interest in her as an artist. Simon
offers a mature and loving relationship, but his gentleness and
inability to understand her compulsions drive her to distraction. And
then there’s John – a man who understands exactly who she is, but
unnerves her with his perspicacity and potentially violent nature.
Victoria’s friend Emma has bruises on her face and Victoria thinks she
knows who put them there.
Throughout it all
she paints: tying down memories in cadmium yellow, burning canvases that
reveal too much, hoping to find a way to pay the bills.
The novel poses many
questions. Why do contemporary artists do what they do? Why are they so
seemingly hell-bent on self destruction? And above all, what does all
that stuff in Tate Modern really mean?
story is set in London and the North East of England. The author knows
these locations intimately. She has visited the London galleries and
seen the work that has moved Victoria to tears; she’s walked on the
beach at Alnmouth as the haar
rolls in; and she’s been drawn back time and time again to the glory
that is Durham Cathedral. Most importantly, she’s sat shivering with
her easel next to the cold grey North Sea and understands the compulsion
that drives Victoria: the absolute need to paint.
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