The portrait Miller paints is warm and compassionate, we get a sense of a woman who understands her worth and certainly knows she is as good as any of her male contemporaries, Angelica is a confident artist driven by her talent. Readers will come away with an impression of an intelligent woman, ahead of her times, largely undaunted by the misogyny and constrictions of the times. This is a celebration of a life, a credible portrait of a feminist icon, a woman who should be better remembered – she deserves it. This is a lightly told and entertaining read, gripping and thought provoking. You won’t need to care about painting to enjoy this novel.