Of the nine paintings of camellias on the PCF site, seven are by women. This is unusual and probably coincidence as men paint flowers just as much as women. But for a feminist daily post it’s a pleasing statistic. (We are , by the way, going to be at the Women of the World Festival next weekend, with a table in the marketplace where a selection of twenty ‘curated’ books will be £9 each instead of £12. Do come and see us! We are there from 11-5 on Friday and on Saturday.) Here is Camellias by Jill Garnier (1890-1966) painted in Cornwall during the war and therefore we can imagine the artist as a Cressida figure (Cressida in A House in the Country that is). Or perhaps not – on the Penlee House site there is this remark: ‘Her life was one of constant frustration she was often heard to complain Why do I have to spend half my time doing the housekeeping when I could be painting?’ Cressida did not complain, well only inwardly. Jill Garnier sounds rather fascinating, could a Cornish Persephone reader do some more research on her maybe?