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Flora Chapman is in her fifties when her husband dies in a bizarre ballooning accident. Seizing upon her new found freedom, she decides to finish the history of their village that Edward had begun. A reference to Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's fourth wife who he rejected for being ugly, captures her imagination as she begins to delve deeper into the life of this neglected figure.

Meanwhile, in the Louvre, Holbein's portrait of Anne of Cleves senses the tug of a connection and she begins to tell the story of the injustices she suffered and just how she survived her marriage.

A fascinating tale of Sisterhood and Survival.

Fiction & PoetryRomanceErotic FictionHistorical romanceFiction & PoetryRomanceRomanceHumour Publisher: Psychology News Press Ltd Publication Date: 18/07/2019 ISBN-13: 9780907633662  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Mavis Cheek was born and grew up in Wimbledon. Her first job was with contemporary art publishers, Editions Alecto - working with artists such as David Hockney, Allen Jones, Patrick Caulfield, Gillian Ayres, Bridget Riley - where she learned about modern and contemporary art. After twelve happy years at Alecto, Mavis left to study at Hillcroft College for Women from where she graduated in Arts with distinction. When her daughter Bella was born shortly after graduating she began her writing career in earnest. Journalism and travel writing at first, then short stories, and eventually, in 1988, her novel Pause Between Acts was published and won the She/John Menzies First Novel Prize. She has published fifteen novels and her short stories are in various collections. Mavis has served on both PEN, Writers in Prison and The Society of Authors committees and was for three years the judge of the McKitterick Prize for Fiction. She is a Fellow of MacDowell Colony, USA and has been the Royal Literature Fund Fellow at both Chichester University and the University of Reading. She is a full member of The Royal Literary Fund's Writing Project which aims to bring clarity in writing into the workplace. In this capacity she has run workshops for organisations such as the charity LifeCycle (which aims to get people up and cycling) and the Youth Employment Service. Her voluntary work began with running weekly workshops in HMP Holloway (women) and HMP Erlestoke (men), school visits and writing workshops with various groups. She is also the Founder and Patron of the Marlborough Literature Festival which aims to put authorship, rather than celebrity, back at the heart of literature festivals. It has been a resounding success and proves that good writing will always be admired and cherished. Since 1989 Mavis has run residential courses for the Arvon Foundation; for the Centre for Literature at Ty Newydd in Wales; at Dartington,; Scotland's Creative Writing Centre at Moniack Mhor; masterclasses for the Stratford on Avon, Beverley, Charleston, Sherborne Festivals, among others, and at Marlborough College and various other venues and institutions at home and abroad from palaces to prisons. She lives and works in London.

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