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Painted Ladies

Painted Ladies

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by Siobhán Parkinson

Painted Ladies is the second adult novel by Siobhán Parkinson, Ireland's first children's laureate and winner of multiple awards for her children's books.

C-format, paperback | 326pp | ISBN 9781848400818 | Release Date: 1 February 2010

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Painted Ladies is the second adult novel by Siobhán Parkinson, Ireland's first children's laureate and winner of multiple awards for her children's books.

Spanning Copenhagen and Paris in the late 19th century, this beautifully written story centres around Marie Krøyer, who met the famous artist and leading light of the Skagen art movement, Peter Soren Krøyer, when she was a young art student, and married him. This book also tells the story of Anna Ancher, a native of Skagen who married one of the artists at an early age and went on to become herself perhaps the finest artist of them all.

This book may be read as a thrilling adventure, but it reflects on broader issues such as the impossibility of the perfection of the life and of the art...Parkinson’s highly polished mirror captures her characters but also her own skills as a novelist.
— Irish Independent