For five days during October, The Huntingfield Paintress travelled 323 miles by Henry Hoover, rickshaw, bicycle and Unicorn and other quirky ways to promote  Suffolk's 44 libraries!









EVENTS in 2020

14 January

Woodchurch, Kent WI

19 October 2020

Stratford St Andrew WI


'The best new novel of the year, 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


'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, A Very English Scandal


'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, The Anniversary

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