Here she is, beautiful Kate…

It gives me great pleasure to share the cover of Kathleen O’Connor of Paris, forthcoming from Fremantle Press in November.

KOOP front cover final

And here’s the back-cover blurb:

What does it mean to live a life in pursuit of art?

In 1906, Kathleen O’Connor left conservative Perth, where her famous father’s life had ended in tragedy. She had her sights set on a career in thrilling, bohemian Paris.

More than a century later, novelist Amanda Curtin faces her own questions, of life and of art, as she embarks on a journey in Kate’s footsteps.

Part biography, part travel narrative, this is the story of an artist in a foreign land who, with limited resources and despite the impacts of war and loss, worked and exhibited in Paris for over forty years. Kate’s distinctive figure paintings, portraits and still lifes, highly prized today, form an inseparable part of the telling.

I look forward to introducing you to Kate in November. 🙂

16 Comments

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16 responses to “Here she is, beautiful Kate…

  1. Pat Nelson

    Looking forward to reading all about Kate.

  2. Congrats Amanda. It sounds like an amazing journey. Can’t wait to read it Marri

    Prof Marion Milton Adjunct Professor University of Notre Dame, Australia (Fremantle campus) Marion.milton@nd.edu.au

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  3. Susan Midalia

    I’m SO looking forward to reading your new book, Amanda.

  4. So excited, Amanda. Can’t wait!

  5. That’s a very enticing cover!

  6. sue deane

    I’m buying it = right now – even though pension day seems ages away. Love the look of it – love the photos and musings you have made. Have been waiting for this for so long. Fell in love with her stuff maybe 50 yrs ago. Thank you. Regards Sue Deane Blue Mountains NSW

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