The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany
[Begins Her Life’s Work at 72]

The best-selling biography and meditation on late-life creativity was Named A Book of the Year by The Economist, The Globe and Mail, Booklist, The London Evening Standard, The Irish Times, The Sunday Telegraph.

Andrea Wulf in the New York Times Book Review:”Delany’s story abounds with energy as Peacock brings her alive. Like her glorious multilayered collages, Delany is so vivid a character she almost jumps from the page.”

Michael Dirda in the Washington Post: “Peacock’s book is a celebration of second chances and the possibility – so attractive to those of a certain age – of an unexpected blossoming late in life. . . . Here, then, is not only an introduction to a unique artist, but also a whole bouquet of thoughts and observations about the flow of life.”

Victoria Glendinning in The Globe and Mail: “Peacock has structured the whole book as metaphor, a collage about collage, and a meditation on sexuality, friendship and creativity.”

Diana Athill in The Times’ “Saturday Review” magazine: “[Peacock’s] account of the life, which is expanded into a meditation on friendship and creativity, is so fresh, sensitive and convincing . . . .”

Published by McClelland and Stewart in Canada, Scribe in Australia, Bloomsbury US and UK. Visit for more information about this book.