The Gallery of Vanished Husbands
Date: August 2013
Duration: 12 hours 3 minutes
The success of The House at Tynefordmade it clear that readers adore Natasha Solomons. In The Gallery of VanishedHusbands, Solomons once again returns to an earlier era, this time to tellthe story of one woman's incredible life through the many portraits sheinspired.
London, 1958. It's the eve of the sexual revolution, but in JulietMontague's conservative Jewish community where only men can divorce women, she findsherself a living widow, invisible. Ever since her husband disappeared sevenyears ago, Juliet has been a hardworking single mother of two and unnaturallypractical. But on her thirtieth birthday, that's all about to change. A wealthyyoung artist asks to paint her portrait, and Juliet, moved by the powerfuldesire to be seen, enters into the burgeoning art world of 1960s London, whichwill bring her fame, fortune, and a lifelong love affair.