James Jacques Joseph Tissot was born today, October 15, in 1836. He lived an improbable life in a time of political, social and artistic upheaval, and his story has not been told — until now.
The Hammock: A novel based on the true story of French painter James Tissot, is now available for Kindle e-readers* ($5.99, Electronic ISBN: 978-0-615-68267-9). I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Read reviews.
The novel opens during the Battle of Malmaison, on October 21, 1870. Join me each week as I catch you up on Tissot’s life, friends, and times, year by year, from his youth to his pre-war celebrity. Thanks to each of you who has joined me to date; as of February 21, 2013, my blog has had visitors from 78 nations including the U.S., Canada, U.K. & Jersey, Ireland, Russian Federation, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Albania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, Hungary, Ukraine, Armenia, Croatia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Czech Republic, Serbia, Estonia, Italy, Malta, Greece, Israel, Poland, Spain, Portugal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, Namibia, South Africa, Thailand, Mongolia, Nepal, Australia, New Caledonia, Mexico, Chile, Columbia, Argentina, Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil, Venezuela, Uruguay, Bermuda, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Viet Nam, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Cambodia, New Zealand, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark!
James Tissot’s friends included Jimmy Whistler, Louise Jopling, J.E. and Effie Millais, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Berthe Morisot, and many other figures of the dynamic 1870s during the birth of modern art in London and Paris. Follow my blog for the stories behind the story of this fascinating but little-known figure embroiled in the birth of Impressionism and modern art.
*NOTE: If you do not have a Kindle e-reader, you may download free Kindle reading apps for PCs, Smartphones, tablets, and the Kindle Cloud Reader to read The Hammock: A novel based on the true story of French painter James Tissot.
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