Dotter of Her Father's Eyes

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February 2012

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• Winner of the Costa Biography Award 2012

Part personal history, part biography,
Dotter of Her Father's Eyes contrasts two coming-of-age narratives: that of Lucia, the daughter of James Joyce, and that of author Mary Talbot, daughter of the eminent Joycean scholar James S. Atherton.

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 graphic-novel pioneer Bryan Talbot. Produced through an intense collaboration seldom seen between writers and artists,
Dotter of Her Father's Eyes is smart, funny, and sad – an essential addition to the evolving genre of graphic memoir.

• Bryan Talbot is recognized worldwide as one of the true original voices in graphic fiction.

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Joe Sacco

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“Dotter of her Father's Eyes is doubly enjoyable for writer Mary Talbot's masterful interweaving of two father-daughter relationships and cartoonist Bryan Talbot's equally brilliant drawings, which transported me back-and-forth between gritty postwar Britain and the swinging Paris of the 20s and 30s. This is one of the best collaborative efforts I've seen in the comics medium."

The Daily Telegraph

•British newspaper

“[Am]bitious, entertaining and perceptive... blends a first-time script from Mary Talbot with stunning drawings and design from her husband, Bryan... It's a small triumph.” – Tim Martin

The Observer

•British Sunday newspaper

“[Mary] Talbot has a keen eye for the revealing detail, an important skill if you are working in comics. She makes connections, but never labours them ... [Bryan Talbot] has kindly provided for her some of the most beautiful and poignant drawings of his career: black and white for 30s Paris; sepia tones for postwar Britain; full colour for the present day ... Their exquisite and moving book feels like a celebration, for all that there is so much sadness between its covers.” – Rachel Cooke