Paint, a novel by Grace Tiffany

GraceTiffanyPaintFor those who love historical fiction, and also for fans of Elizabethan England and courtier culture, there is a new novel out that may satiate your craving for something new in the genre.  Grace Tiffany, professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance literature at Western Michigan University, has recently completed a novel titled Paint, which tells the story of Emilia Bassano.  A young woman, still in her teens, Emilia finds herself immersed in the Elizabethan court where she is “pitched among the poets, politicians, and painted women” of the era.  With introverted tendencies, Emilia initially attempts to maintain her own personal sanctuary, but the ravenous eye of the most eccentric figure of the court  takes an especially strong interest in the young protagonist.  Read how one scholar imagines the likes of William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson might interact with a beautiful young woman at the court.


Author Grace Tiffany

Author Grace Tiffany

Copies can be ordered from both Bagwyn Books and Amazon, and for those of you who are interested in checking out Grace Tiffany’s blog and reading more, you can do so here.  If you wish to read more by Grace Tiffany, a list of both her academic works and her fiction can be found on Amazon.


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Jason John Horn is a writer and critic who recently completed his Master's in English Literature at the University of Windsor. He has composed a play, a novella and a number of short stories and satirical essays.

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