Sheer blue bliss glaister lesley. Sheer Blue Bliss By Lesley Glaister 2019-03-20

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If Connie Benson, his former lover, knows the secret, she's not telling. Now he wants what Patrick left unfinished in his memoir: the final phase of his Seven Steps to Bliss. She has written 14 novels, The Squeeze 2017 being the most recent, one play and numerous short stories and radio plays. She is currently writer in residence at the. It's quite an event considering that the reclusive portraitist hasn't left her home on the North Norfolk coast for the past thirty years—not since her lover Patrick Mount disappeared.

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Sheer Blue Bliss

sheer blue bliss glaister lesley

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. As events veer out of control, Connie finds herself fighting for her life. He's prepared to trap Connie in his secret world to find it. Tony, a violent ex-con, never met Mount, but he's committed the famous man's autobiography to memory. She grew up in Suffolk, moving to Sheffield with her first husband, where she took a degree with the Open University. And why did he disappear? She is a lecturer in creative writing at the , and is a regular contributor of book reviews to and. But he still has one follower: a disturbed and beautiful young man who stalks Connie in the hope of finding the key to the elixir of bliss.

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Sheer Blue Bliss by Lesley Glaister by Lesley Glaister

sheer blue bliss glaister lesley

A solid literary tale of mystery. This is a love story that eschews traditional romance, following the fortunes of two troubled young people pushed to the very edges of society. He's collected every known photograph of him, and every word ever written by, or about, him. Her first novel Honour Thy Father 1990 won the and a , Now You See Me was shortlisted for the in 2002, and Easy Peasy was shortlisted for the in 1998. It was too literary to fit neatly into either box.

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Bloomsbury

sheer blue bliss glaister lesley

Nina Todd Has Gone 2007 was another complex psychological thriller. If Connie Benson, his former lover, knows the secret, she's not telling. Reclusive artist Connie hasn't painted for thirty years since her lover Patrick disappeared. She is married to poet. . And why did Benson stop painting? Connie Benson is plucked from the isolation of her Norfolk home when a retrospective exhibition of her work is mounted at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Her subject matter is often serious murder, madness and obsession crop up regularly in her books but with a thread of dark humour running through it.

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Bloomsbury

sheer blue bliss glaister lesley

Did Patrick Mount, philosopher and visionary, discover the secret of sheer bliss? A reclusive artist, she has kept her final portrait of Mount under wraps for over thirty years. But stepping out of seclusion brings her into the orbit of one of Mount's most terrifying disciples. Lesley Glaister's first novel, Honour Thy Father 1990 , won both a Somerset Maugham Award and a Betty Trask Award. For me, the book was neither. As events veer out of control, Connie finds herself fighting for her life.

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Bloomsbury

sheer blue bliss glaister lesley

The portrait of her lover, eccentric visionary Patrick Mount, was completed right before he famously disappeared. Why has the reclusive artist kept her final masterwork hidden for thirty years? The focus was very much on the characters - who are well developed, fascinating and have unique voices. But stepping out of seclusion brings her into the orbit of one of Mount's most terrifying deciples. And why did Benson stop painting? When she mounts a retrospective exhibition in London, it intensifies disturbed young man Tony's obsession with the eccentric Patrick and his legendary elixirs of life. But Tony is soon to discover the consequences of obsession—because he isn't the only one with things to hide.

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Sheer Blue Bliss by Lesley Glaister by Lesley Glaister

sheer blue bliss glaister lesley

Mount, an eccentric guru who claimed to have discovered an elixir of bliss, is just as famous—perhaps even more so after his presumed death. She grew up in Suffolk, moving to Sheffield with her first husband, where she took a degree with the Open University. A reclusive artist, she has kept her final portrait of Mount under wraps for over thirty years. Her next novel, to be published in August 2017, is called The Squeeze - this centres on a relationship between a teenage Romanian sex-worker - a victim of trafficking - and a law-abiding, family man from Oslo. The portrait of her lover, eccentric visionary Patrick Mount, was completed right before he famously disappeared. Because not all love is romantic. Lesley Glaister lives with her husband in Edinburgh with frequent sojourns in Orkney.

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Sheer Blue Bliss by Lesley Glaister

sheer blue bliss glaister lesley

The main attraction will be the unveiling of her last painting. And why did Benson stop painting? The main attraction will be the unveiling of her last painting. Tony has photographs, paintings, articles, and everything Patrick ever wrote. Connie Benson is plucked from the isolation of her Norfolk home when a retrospective exhibition of her work is mounted at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Why has the reclusive artist kept her final masterwork hidden for thirty years? If Connie Benson, his former lover, knows the secret, she's not telling. The portrait of her lover, eccentric visionary Patrick Mount, was completed right before he famously disappeared. Tony never met Patrick, having been born the day Patrick vanished.

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Sheer Blue Bliss By Lesley Glaister

sheer blue bliss glaister lesley

The centrepiece of the exhibition is the final portrait of her lover, Patrick Mount, who mysteriously disappeared in 1965. At first it took a while to 'get into' two of the three narrative voices but once I did the book swept me along, with no disturbance from awareness of authorial presence, etc. Mount was an eccentric whose theory of the Seven Steps to Bliss has sunk into obscurity. Lesley Glaister born 4 October 1956, is a British , poet and. Their narratives are interwoven as each draws inexorably towards the other until the two merge in a gripping denouement.

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