Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/12/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781477227039
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781477227046

About the Book

The story of Kelsey is set against the backdrop of the scenic southwest of Scotland in Kirkcudbrightshire. The narrative focuses upon Kelsey, a beautiful and talented artist, the only child of a Norwegian mother and a father who was a local Laird. Kelsey is portrayed as having a loving and nurturing home, together with attendant social advantages of wealth and education. The story moves from her formative years, to seeing her development as an artist, and owning an art gallery/ studio in the Artists’ Town in Kirkcudbright. This brings her to a relationship with Giorgio, an Italian art student from Florence with whom Kelsey is infatuated and eventually falls in love. The narrative unfolds around their relationship which Kelsey finds exciting, yet disturbing as she seeks to understand this complex man and his motives. Kelsey is frequently heard in attempting to do this through ‘Dotchy,’ her imaginary childhood friend since she feels unable to share this with her parents, especially as Giorgio frequently borrows money, the purpose of although plausible is not always disclosed. Kelsey always had the uncomfortable sense that as loving as Giorgio was, at times, there was something missing in their relationship. Her untimely tragic death is mourned by all who knew her.

About the Author

Dr Ummanga Jolly (nee Lankatilleke) was born in Sri Lanka. She came to England in 1961. She holds a PhD from the University of Durham, LLB (Hon) from the Open University, a Master in Education and a Bachelor of Education (Hon) from the Victoria University of Manchester, along with a Registered General Nurse, Midwifery, and Teaching qualifications. She is a Fellow of the Florence Nightingale Foundation and a former Magistrate. Dr Jolly has travelled extensively around the world and has a wide interest in writing and photography. She devotes her leisure time to reading, caring for pet cats and is a cricket enthusiast. She presently lives in the leafy Brockhall Village in the heart of Lancashire. Dr Jolly’s recent publications are “Before I forget my life,” “Little things that have touched my heart,” “Newswire” and “Our Lives with Humans” published by Authorhouse,Bloomington Indiana U.S.A.