Jennifer Pulling signs her book at Shoreham Art Gallery

Jennifer Pulling will be signing her new book “Monet’s shadow” at Shoreham Art Gallery on 8th and 22nd February 2020, from 10am.


Ever since Judith Goldstein arrived like a shooting star to disturb the peace of painter Claude Monet’s household, (Jennifer Pulling’s Monet’s Angels) readers have wondered ‘what happened next?’

Now the local author and playwright has come up with the answer in Monet’s Shadow.

In this sequel, Claude Monet’s spirit continues to cast its shadow over his famed house and garden.

It is 1937. Isabelle Goldstein, a beautiful young American, arrives in Normandy’s Giverny, determined to discover her mother’s secret. Monet’s stepdaughter, Blanche, feels threatened by these consequences of a past when her special relationship with her stepfather was undermined. She will do anything to prevent the Goldstein secret coming to light, knowing it will destroy several lives.

Old passions are revived until finally Blanche is reconciled to her ill-fated love affair. Expat American artist, Robert, triumphs in protecting Isabelle from romantic disaster, when once he tried and failed Judith, her mother.

As the shadow of World War Two lengthens, life becomes one of survival. The Normandy countryside is bombed to a wasteland and Robert and his Jewish friend, David, come under Nazi threat. Blanche, struggling to preserve her beloved house and garden, finds solace in her painting. .

In Monet’s Shadow, the water lilies’ peace and beauty prevail over the destruction of war and Blanche rediscovers her life’s true meaning.

Jennifer Pulling is a writer, playwright and journalist who has worked for many national newspapers including the Guardian and Telegraph and magazines ranging from glossy to tabloid. Her travel features have been published widely in the UK and abroad.

Her plays Guilt and Sour Grapes formed part of the prestigious Theatre Trails of Arundel’s annual festival and won the Joyce Goun award. All Things Weird and Wonderful and Bird of Fire played in the grounds of the historic church Mary de Haura in Shoreham by Sea during Adur Festivals. End of Story examined the relationship between Primrose and Harold Shipman and played at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. The Return won the Clemence Dane Cup. Books include Feasting and Fasting, The Caring Trap and The Best of Taormina. Her novel Monet’s Angels was published in 1914. The Great Sicilian Cat Rescue tells of her one-woman mission to save Sicilian cats. The Cat: Paperscapes celebrates the variety of cats around the world and describes the key characteristics of over 50 species.


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