Turner’s Paintbox

When art dealer Gerard Moyne falls in love with the elusive Julia, their attraction is as mysterious as the workings of art, their affair too perfect to last. Gerard has a passion for the genius of J.M.W. Turner – the painter of light – whose story shadows his and Julia’s. For Gerard, whose own perspective is beguiling if sometimes callous, Turner is the ultimate aesthete, the supreme technician, the most devoted of artists. Gerard delights in explaining him to Julia. But rather than dutifully learning her lessons, Julia sees something else in the painter. She, without knowing much about art, knows something about life.

A tender novel, as firm and as evanescent as any work by Turner.
Shirley Hazzard

A terrific story that will keep you reading from the first page – I couldn’t put it down!
Bookseller + Publisher

A must read . . . Morgan writes intelligently about modern love, but also features a wonderful character in the city of Sydney.
Sunday Telegraph

Not only a most elegant writer, but one with an observer’s eye . . . Turner’s Paintbox is a remarkable piece of work.