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A Lesson in Perspective

UK Publisher: Penguin

The true story of Artemisia Gentileschi, a woman who fought the patriarchy and won.


Rome 1611


A gifted young artist must fight convention to achieve her dreams: she is determined to paint subjects considered inappropriate for her sex and will do anything to be judged as an equal alongside her male peers, even if it means sacrificing her virtue.


But when she is brutally raped and forced to accept the hand of her abuser, to satisfy family honour, the fight becomes a battle. To test the truth of her testimony she is subjected to public disgrace and torture.


How now will she find her artistic voice and transform such pain and humiliation into triumph?