Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines

Literature’s first ladies shine in new book

Lovers of literature will rejoice over the news that some of fiction’s greatest heroines will be immortalised in a gorgeous new book.

They inspired you to rise against the unremarkable, they taught you to love the unlovable and they consoled you when the outside world just proved too much. Now the noblest women in fiction will rise from the pages of your favourite books to gather in a new tome of art from New York illustrator, Samantha Hahn. Her first solo book, Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines, is the coffee-table book to trump all others.

Daisy Buchanan shares the spotlight with Anna Karenina, Clarissa Dalloway, Nancy Drew and 46 more lauded female characters. Dreamy watercolour illustrations bring fiction’s finest women to life, as their famous words pepper the pages with gorgeous hand-lettering. The debossed, silk-screened cover hints at the beauty inside, while Samantha’s portraits capture the characters in all their sadness, strength and beauty. Track down the volume online so you can ogle it at home.


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