Thursday, April 22, 2010

Out Now in Paperback: Hercules and the Farmer's Wife by Chris Wadsworth

Chris Wadsworth conjures up people and situations with verve and great
narrative style - an intriguing tapestry of art and personalities.

Penelope Lively

An ode to happiness and creativity and a reminder that we all have the ability to enrich our own lives, Hercules and the Farmer's Wife and Other Stories from a Cumbrian Art Gallery features a range of  heartwarming and at times bittersweet tales that provide a private view into the secret world of art. From Lowry's Fish and Chip Shop and the Cumberland of Sheila Fell, to the transvestite postman, the man who was irresistible to women, the mystery of the purple house, the farmer and the brain surgeon...oh, and a cat called Fedden. 

The owner of the gallery Chris Wadsworth recalls how she came to make art her business and transform the local area with her avant-garde vision. And did I mention its got vicars trying to flog Mick Jagger carpets?!

Available from all good bookstores priced at £8.99, immerse yourself in the contemporary art of Cockermouth!

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