JANE ANDERSON - The Girl Who Fled the Picture
A girl who won’t conform. A journey across 18th century Europe. A dangerous pursuit of forbidden love.
1742, Constantinople. Fifteen-year-old Isabella dons Turkish dress to pose for her portrait. The touch of the artist’s apprentice freeing her from corsets and draping her in sensuous silk unleashes a passion that changes her life forever.
Fleeing to Rome to avoid an arranged marriage, Isabella rebuilds her life creating beautiful silver jewellery but love for the apprentice takes her on another journey. She arrives in Scotland just in time for the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion. In the midst of the dangerous intrigue of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s court, will the forbidden nature of her secret love see her lose everything?
About the Author:
Jane Anderson writes historical fiction. Her first book was longlisted for the Adventures in Fiction 2018 New Voices competition and was shortlisted for the 2014 Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award. Her second novel, a contemporary book club novel, was longlisted for the 2017 Retreat West First Chapter Award and the 2017 Exeter Novel Award, and won the Literary Sofa Book Pitch Spotlight in 2021. Two of her novels were Writing Award Finalists in the Page Turner Awards in 2021 and 2022. She was named an Emerging Writer by the Edinburgh City of Literature and was a featured Story Shop writer in 2017, reading her work at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Jane is also a founder and host of the Edinburgh Writers’ Forum.