Goodreads asked Cecil Jenkins:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Cecil Jenkins I was familiar with the background since I have written a Brief History of France and about writers of the period like Malraux and Mauriac, and I have always been fascinated by Picasso, who raises deep questions about the nature of
modern art. But I was especially taken by the young Surrealist Dora Maar, so it's my feminist novel as told my daughter - who said 'better late than never'!

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