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Viewing Entry - The Muse (S13758)
by Burton, Jessie

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TitleThe Muse
Author / Responsible partyBurton, Jessie
GenreHistorical fiction, Suspense stories.
TopicsHistorical fiction, Suspense stories. Women immigrants -- England -- London -- Fiction. Women -- Spain -- Fiction. Art dealers -- Fiction. Painting -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


A picture hides a thousand words . . . On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arrived from Trinidad five years ago, she has been offered a job as a typist under the tutelage of the glamorous and enigmatic Marjorie Quick. But though Quick takes Odelle into her confidence, and unlocks a potential she didn't know she had, she remains a mystery - no more so than when a lost masterpiece with a secret history is delivered to the gallery. The truth about the painting lies in 1936 and a large house in rural Spain, where Olive Schloss, the daughter of a renowned art dealer, is harbouring ambitions of her own. Into this fragile paradise come artist and revolutionary Isaac Robles and his half-sister Teresa, who immediately insinuate themselves into the Schloss family, with explosive and devastating consequences . . . Seductive, exhilarating and suspenseful, The Muse is an unforgettable novel about aspiration and identity, love and obsession, authenticity and deception.

Additional Information

System control numberS13758
Original Print PublisherLondon : Picador/Pan Macmillan, 2016
NarratorNarrated by Margaret Harris and Recorded by Else Boon.
Narrator NameNarrated by Margaret Harris and Recorded by Else Boon.
Participant or performer noteNarrated by Margaret Harris and Recorded by Else Boon.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator