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In Love with George Eliot
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Kathy O'Shaughnessy has reviewed books for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, Financial Times, Independent, The Observer, TLS, New Statesman, The Spectator, and others. She has worked as Deputy Editor on the Literary Review, Arts & Books Editor of Vogue, Literary Editor of The European, and Deputy Editor of The Telegraph Arts & Books. Her stories have been published in Faber's First Fictions, and she edited and introduced Drago Stambuk's poems, Incompatible Animals.

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'I devoured this, and it made me happy and excited. It reminded me of Toibin's The Master: its representations of the psychology of the characters, their shifting ground, variegated moods, seemed to work in something like the same way, and with the same fineness. It's really beautifully tender, subtle, imaginative, saturated authentically (to my mind anyway) in another time and thought-world.'

-- Tessa Hadley, author of Late in the Day

'A sensitive, impeccably researched and deeply pleasurable debut novel ... As the best historical novels do, it absorbs the reader to such an extent that, even if they know the outline of the story, each page is a revelation.'

* The Economist *

'O'Shaughnessy's subtle, compelling, intensely feminine portrait explores the inner life of her sensitive heroine with the fine emotional intelligence that makes George Eliot's own novels so remarkable.'

-- Clare Carlisle * TLS *

'Compelling ... a tender and haunting study.'

-- Lucy Lethbridge * The Financial Times *

'An accomplished tribute to one of our greatest authors.'

-- Simon Humphreys * The Mail on Sunday *

'A revealing debut novel ... a fascinating read.'

-- Mariella Frostrup * BBC Radio 4 Open Book *

'This sensitive fictionalisation ... is thoroughly absorbing.'

* Daily Mail *

'Richly and sensitively described ... O'Shaughnessy does us the favour of reminding us what an underrated erotic writer Eliot is.'

* The Sunday Telegraph *

'O'Shaughnessy's writing is full of delicious words ... and brilliant descriptions. She is full of keen insights into Evans's character ... This is an astute, skilful book.'

-- Violet Hudson * Literary Review *

'In Love with George Eliot is a clever, unconventional approach to the great novelist's life; it is easy to imagine that Marian Evans herself would have approved of the playful thoughtfulness with which Kathy O'Shaughnessy brings the private person behind George Eliot's public success alive.'

-- Dr Ruth Scurr, author of John Aubrey: My Own Life

'Henry James was but one of many beguiled by Marian Evans (aka George Eliot) ... In lucid, unshowy prose, O'Shaughnessy brings them all to life.'

-- Rose Shepherd * Saga *

'A layered, tender portrait.'

-- Dani Garavelli * The Herald *

'In Love with George Eliot is a feverishly intense and beautifully rendered first novel, especially in its detail and sensitivity, that brings to life the woman and the legend.'

-- Marie Matteson * Readings *

'Classy, beautifully written and richly imagined - a novel that opens a door onto the past.'

-- Nicci Gerrard, author of The Twilight Hour

'In Love with George Eliot is a real pleasure to read, even if you haven't read any of her novels.'

-- Lisa Hill * ANZ LitLovers *

'She gives a new life to these long dead, overdressed people, writing of them with an attentive and loving eye, forgiving them and understanding. Her take on the central mystery of Eliot's later life - marriage to Johnny Cross, a family friend to both her and Lewes and 20 years her junior, and on Cross' suicide attempt on their Italian honeymoon - is painfully believable.'

-- Helen Elliot * The Age *

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