Most widely held works by Gaynor Arnold
Girl in a blue dress : a novel inspired by the life and marriage of Charles Dickens by Gaynor Arnold ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,042 libraries worldwide
"In creating my [the author's] own story of Alfred and Dorothea Gibson, I have taken a novelist's liberties as I explored an imaginative path through their relationship. . . . Inspired by "threads of Dickens's own preoccupations with things strange, romantic, and melodramatic rather than realistic ... at times, characters from his novels make a transmuted appearance as characters in his life. ... Above all, in Dorothea Gibson I have tried to give voice to the largely voiceless Catherine Dickens, who once requested that her letters from her husband be preserved so that 'the world may know he loved me once.' " -- Author's note.
Girl in a blue dress by Gaynor Arnold ( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
Beloved writer Alfred Gibson's funeral has all of London in tears. Yet his very own wife is not in attendance. Estranged for years from her husband, Dorothea cannot bring herself to demonize Alfred, choosing instead to rethink her life and face those who once turned against her.
Lying together by Gaynor Arnold ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Girl in a blue dress : a novel inspired by the life and times of Charles Dickens by Gaynor Arnold ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Recently widowed Dorothea Gibson examines her difficult life with a late, beloved, celebrity author during Queen Victoria's reign in this novel based on the real-life troubled marriage of Charles Dickens.
Adultery Authors, English--Family relationships Authors' spouses Dickens, Catherine,--1815-1879 Dickens, Charles,--1812-1870 Domestic fiction Domestic fiction England Fame Fiction Historical fiction Inheritance and succession Manners and customs Novelists, English Novelists, English--Family relationships Widows