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The Glass House

The Glass House

Author(s): Jody Cooksley

Location(s): India, England

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 19th century

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What is a life without Art and Beauty? Not one that Julia chooses to live. And so she searches the world for both, discovering happiness through the lens of a camera.

A fictional account of pioneer photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron, and her extraordinary quest to find her own creative voice, The Glass House brings an exceptional photographer to life.

From the depths of despair, with her relationships strained and having been humiliated by the artists she has given a home to, Julia rises to fame, photographing and befriending many of the days most famous literary, artistic, political and scientific celebrities.

But to succeed as a female photographer, she must take on the Victorian patriarchy, the art world and, ultimately, her own family. And the doubts are not all from others.

As Julia’s uneasy relationship with fame grows into a fear that the camera has taken part of her soul, her search leads her full circle, back to India, in her lifelong quest for peace and beauty.

A poignant, elegant and richly detailed debut.

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Author: Tina Hartas

Have you heard of Julia Margaret Cameron? No, nor had I, I’m ashamed to admit. Until reading The Glass House, a fictionalised account by Jody Cooksley of the remarkable life of this creative pioneer....

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