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Notes from an Exhibition

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5th January 2018

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‘Poised and pitch-perfect throughout’ Mail on Sunday

Set in Cornwall, the bestselling novel of artistic compulsion, marriage, and the secrets left behind.

‘This book is complete perfection’ Stephen Fry

Celebrated artist Rachel Kelly dies alone in her Penzance studio, after decades of struggling with the creative highs and devastating lows that have coloured her life. Her family gathers, each of them searching for answers. They reflect on lives shaped by the enigmatic Rachel – as artist, wife and mother – and on the ambiguous legacies she leaves them, of talent, torment and transcendent love.

An uplifting, immensely empathetic novel’ Guardian

What readers love about NOTES FROM AN EXHIBITION:

A shifting, multi-layered, beautifully textured portrait of not-quite ordinary family life’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘The word that shimmers with me is empathy. Gale has such a sensitive understanding of how minds and hearts work and react on one another amid the chaos and sometimes intense joys of real living’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘I loved the exhibition-style notes at the beginning of each chapter, which heralded a hint of the chapter’s contents. Beautifully woven back and forth in time to reveal the complexities of fascinating family members and their relationships’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


Stephen Fry
This book is complete perfection
Mail on Sunday
Poised and pitch-perfect throughout
Daily Telegraph
Dense, thought-provoking, sensitive, satisfying, humorous, humane - a real treat
As rich and inventive as we would expect from this brilliant author
An uplifting, immensely empathetic novel, and Gale's prose, as ever is as clear and bright as the Cornish light