The story revolves around Rachel Faraday, seamstress and aspiring painter, a great admirer of the Pre-Raphaelite artists. She has a complicated past and is trying to keep her business going despite her own reticence and the prejudice of the day. One night she meets a young man, Harry Twyfold, only to learn the next morning that he has been arrested for murder. Twyfold has reason to kill the victim but so too does everyone else it seems. While trying to prove his innocence, Rachel pursues her own artistic vision under the tutelage of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, raw and unpredictable after the death of his wife. Can she use the magic of her artistic visions to solve the mystery of the murder or will Twyfold hang?
|Dante Gabriel Rossetti after the death of Elizabeth Siddal|
|Lizzie Siddal, whose presence is felt in the book|
The Pre-Raphaelite Seamstress is available from Amazon UK (here) or US (here).