About this book
In this moving and original approach to biographical fiction, Ali Bacon uncovers the human stories behind the Hill and Adamson partnership, focusing on the women whose narratives are woven into his: a young girl torn between her dreams and her family expectations; an architect’s wife imprisoned in a fairy-tale castle; a fisherwoman whose life changes in the blink of the camera’s eye. Hill emerges as a man of charm and integrity, conscientious and devout but also flirtatious. When tested by the ultimate personal tragedy, he is saved by the redeeming power of love.
About the author
After a degree in Classics from St Andrews University, Ali Bacon worked briefly in Oxford’s Bodleian Library where she stumbled on and saved a cache of famous Victorian photographs. So began a life-long interest in early photography. After a career as an academic librarian, her first novel, Kettle of Fish, was published in 2012 by Thornberry. In the Blink of an Eye marries her interests in fiction and photography. Ali now lives in Bristol where she writes and performs her work at live events.