“This story comes out of my love for -okay obsession with – a single painting that hangs in the Kelvingrove Gallery in Glasgow. Salvador Dali’s masterwork was posed by a world famous stuntman whom he hung from a gantry in his studio”
– Jeremy Vine, The Diver and The Lover
The Diver and The Lover by Jeremy Vine was inspired by his own personal passion for a painting by Salvador Dali. It will be published September 3rd with Coronet (Hodder & Stoughton imprint) and is described as a novel ‘soaked in sunlight, love and the mysteries surrounding a famous artist….a novel inspired by true events.’
I am delighted to be joining the blog tour today with a VERY EXCITING GIVEAWAY OF A HARDBACK COPY of The Diver and The Lover for ONE VERY LUCKY WINNER.
It’s a simple follow and a RT of my pinned post over on Twitter (FULL DETAILS BELOW) but first let me share more details about the book with you.
[ About the Book ]
It is 1951 and sisters Ginny and Meredith have travelled from England to Spain in search of distraction and respite. The two wars have wreaked loss and deprivation upon the family and the spectre of Meredith’s troubled childhood continues to haunt them. Their journey to the rugged peninsula of Catalonia promises hope and renewal.
While there they discover the artist Salvador Dali is staying in nearby Port Lligat. Meredith is fascinated by modern art and longs to meet the famous surrealist.
Dali is embarking on an ambitious new work, but his headstrong male model has refused to pose. A replacement is found, a young American waiter with whom Ginny has struck up a tentative acquaintance.
The lives of the characters become entangled as family secrets, ego and the dangerous politics of Franco’s Spain threaten to undo the fragile bonds that have been forged.
A powerful story of love, sacrifice and the lengths we will go to for who – or what – we love.
🎉 WIN A COPY – HOW TO ENTER 🎉
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Winner will be announced Tuesday September 1st 2020
[ Who is Jeremy Vine? ]
Jeremy Vine is one of the UK’s best-known broadcasters. He presents a weekday show on Radio 2, radio’s most popular news programme. He also presents Jeremy Vine on Channel 5, a daily current affairs programme, and he fronts Eggheads, one of the longest-running quiz shows in British TV history.
Jeremy is an accomplished journalist and writer and has previously published two works of non-fiction.
He lives in Chiswick with his wife and their two daughters.
Twitter ~ @theJeremyVine