This is the most beautifully written book about the processes associated with the art of painting that I have read in a long, long time. . . The voice is Modjeska's authentic own: consistently passionate, intelligent, reflective and wise. - Stephen Scheding, Sydney Morning Herald.
Stella Bowen and Grace Cossington Smith were born a year apart, in the antipodean autumns of 1893 and 1892 respectively. Beyond this fact their lives were very different.
One was a good cook; the other was not. One left Australia on the eve of the First World War and lived the rest of her life in Europe; the other lived for decades in the same house on the outskirts of Sydney. For one Paris and famous names; for the other the quiet life of a provincial suburb. One went off to find a life of art; the art of the other grew out of the life she lived. The bohemian and the spinster. They are like mirror images of each other.
Already a bestseller in hardback, Stravinsky's Lunch is both a continuation of Drusilla Modjeska's previous work and an exciting new departure, and explores the ways in which love, art, and life intersect.
About the Author
Drusilla Modjeska is possibly one of our most acclaimed writers. She has written or edited seven books, including Poppy, The Orchard and Secrets.