`A captivating tale ...This novel is a delight' THE TIMES
`A terrific novel ... It springs off the page' DEBORAH MOGGACH
'Vividly engaging' SUNDAY TIMES
Struggling artist Jimmy Whistler is at war with his patron. Denied full payment, he and muse Maud Franklin face ruin.
As Jimmy's enemies mount, he resolves to sue a famous critic for libel, in a last-ditch attempt to ward off the bailiffs. Although she has no position in society, Maud is expected to do her part. But Maud has a secret that forces her to choose between art and love.
Mrs Whistler is a dazzling glimpse inside a world of passion,
art and power.
Matthew Plampin completed a PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art and now lectures on nineteenth-century art and architecture. He is the author of five novels, The Street Philosopher, The Devil's Acre, Illumination, Will & Tom and Mrs Whistler. He lives in London with his family.