Coming this April–

January 17, 2015

Maturity (L'Age Mur), 1895

These Good Hands, a novel inspired by the life of French sculptor Camille Claudel, centres on the artist’s final days in Montdevergues asylum. Ten years in the making, my latest book is the product of extensive research into traditional sculptural practice, the infancy of modern mental healthcare and Vichy rule of occupied France. All this forms the backdrop to Camille’s story–told in a series of letters to a younger, freer self–and the story of her nurse, Solange Poitier, who documents her daily labours in a journal.

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