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Recent talks:

The Garden Museum, The Chelsea Physic Garden, London U3A, The Old Operating Theatre.

Coming up:

Belsize Community Library London NW3  21 November

'Based on the true story of this talented botanical illustrator, Holmes’s thoroughly researched novel tells of how the practical, hardworking Elizabeth came into her own when Alexander was thrown into debtors’ prison...this tale is imbued with verisimilitude; I could almost feel the burin between my fingers as I read of the engraving process'

Historical Novel Society





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'Wry, vivid and deftly plotted, this account of how youthful follies can come back to haunt you in middle age is a real delight.'

John Preston

'This is a book you’re dying to get back to. Holmes creates a quiet air of tension as she deftly describes the carelessness of youth and its consequences in her endearingly flawed characters. I loved it.'

Hilary Boyd

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'The best new novel of 2016 for me, was The Huntingfield Paintress by Pamela Holmes ….. The story is a true one, but Holmes has written a profound novel about Mildred Holland’s marriage.'

A.N.Wilson, Spectator 2016

‘A slice of Suffolk history brought beautifully to life’

Esther Freud

'An atmospheric and enjoyable story of a singular and free-thinking woman'

Deborah Moggach


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