When Juliet's husband disappears, so does she. As far as the conservative Jewish community in which she lives is concerned, she is invisible. She does her best to conform to their rules, but on her 30th birthday she does something unexpected. Instead of the fridge she has saved for, she impulsively spends her savings on a portrait. It is the first in a series of portraits that punctuate Juliet's life as she joins London's lively post-war art scene. By the author of the international bestseller Mr. Rosenblum's list, this is the captivating story of the life and loves of a woman who breaks free of her strict Jewish upbringing and joins the world of art and artists in sixties London.