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Blog Tour: A Painter in Penang

Updated: 7 days ago

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A Painter in Penang

(Penang Series, Book 3)

 By Clare Flynn

January 4th – January 15th 2021


Publication Date: 6th October 2020

Publisher: Cranbrook Press

Page Length: 362 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction

Sixteen-year-old Jasmine Barrington hates everything about living in Kenya and longs to return to the island of Penang in British colonial Malaya where she was born. Expulsion from her Nairobi convent school offers a welcome escape – the chance to stay with her parents’ friends, Mary and Reggie Hyde-Underwood on their Penang rubber estate.

But this is 1948 and communist insurgents are embarking on a reign of terror in what becomes the Malayan Emergency. Jasmine goes through testing experiences – confronting heartache, a shocking past secret and danger. Throughout it all, the one constant in her life is her passion for painting.

From the international best-selling and award-winning author of The Pearl of Penang, this is a dramatic coming of age story, set against the backdrop of a tropical paradise torn apart by civil war.

About the author 

Clare Flynn is the author of twelve historical novels and a collection of short stories. A former International Marketing Director and strategic management consultant, she is now a full-time writer. 

Having lived and worked in London, Paris, Brussels, Milan and Sydney, home is now on the coast, in Sussex, England, where she can watch the sea from her windows. An avid traveller, her books are often set in exotic locations.

Clare is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of The Society of Authors, Novelists Inc (NINC), ALLi, the Historical Novel Society and the Romantic Novelists Association, where she serves on the committee as the Member Services Officer. When not writing, she loves to read, quilt, paint and play the piano. She continues to travel as widely and as far as possible all over the world.

Tour Schedule

January 4th

Emma Lombard’s Official Blog

January 5th

Deborah Swift’s Official Blog

January 5th

Jenny Knipfer's Official Blog

January 6th

The Writing Desk

January 7th

Zoe’s Art, Craft and Life

January 8th

Let the words shine…

January 11th

The Historical Fiction Blog

January 12th

A Darn Good Read

January 13th

Madwoman in the Attic

January 14th

Candlelight Reading

January 15th

The Whispering Bookworm


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