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Bryan and Mary M Talbot’s The Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes – Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition

Blending intimate memoir with literary biography, the Talbots’ latest offering is a beautifully-rendered study both of Mary M Talbot’s own life and her exploration of the story of Lucia Joyce, the troubled daughter of novelist James. Gosh! is proud to announce that it is the latest title to boast one of our celebrated exclusive bookplates, and that it is released tomorrow, Wednesday 1st February.

The book hops deftly between visual styles and narrative devices, producing a moving and immersive experience as the two womens’ stories are spun out in tandem. “Social expectations and gender politics, thwarted ambitions and personal tragedy are played out against two contrasting historical backgrounds, poignantly evoked by the atmospheric visual storytelling of award winning comic artist and graphic novel pioneer Bryan Talbot. Produced through an intense collaboration seldom seen between writers and artists, Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes is intelligent, funny and sad – a fine addition to the evolving genre of graphic memoir,” from Mary Talbot’s own website, which contains a number of supplementary reviews, interviews and preview pages.

In his review, Paul Gravett commented, “Bringing her expertise in linguistics to comics, Mary writes with a deft candour and finds in Bryan the perfect close collaborator”. The writer and artist explore the shifting role of women in society from an empassioned and intricate personal perspective in what amounts to a fascinating original graphic novel.

This bookplated edition is available only from Gosh! Comics in a limited signed and numbered edition of 200 and retails at the cover price of £14.99. We offer a reservation and international mail-order service via info@goshlondon.com, so just drop us an email to have a copy saved.


(Postage £5 within the United Kingdom, variable internationally depending on weight)

Published 1st February 2012.

One Response to “Bryan and Mary M Talbot’s The Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes – Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition”

  1. [...] In other Gosh!-exclusive news, this week also sees the release of Bryan Talbot’s first comic collaboration with his wife, writer Mary M Talbot, in the form of The Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes, both an account of Mary Talbot’s upbringing and a study of the trials and tribulations of James Joyce’s aspiring dancer daughter, Lucia. Sensing something very special brewing, we’ve commissioned a beautiful original signed and numbered bookplate by artist Bryan Talbot, which we are selling with our first 200 copies of the book, which is a hardcover and retails at the cover price of £14.99. More info is available here. [...]

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