Please come to our next meeting on
Thursday 19th October
at 8.15 pm
in the Ner Orre Community Centre.
We will be reading "Notes from an Exhibition" by Patrick Gale
Notes from an Exhibition
When troubled artist Rachel Kelly dies she leaves behind an extraordinary body of work but for her family there is a legacy of secrets and painful revelations.
Rachel exerts a power that outlives her. To her children she is both curse and blessing, as they cope with the inheritance of her passions and demons. Only their father's gift of stillness can withstand Rachel’s destructive influence and the suspicion that they all came a poor second to her art.
Piecing together the clues of her life as artist, lover, mother, wife and patient takes the reader from Cornwall to Canada across a span of forty years. What emerges is a tender story of enduring love, and a portrait of a family coping with the sometimes too dazzling brilliance of a genius.