OMC acquires Mrs Van Gogh written by Caroline Cauchi

One More Chapter has acquired a “compelling and poignant” historical novel about Vincent Van Gogh’s sister-in-law by Liverpool author Caroline Cauchi. 

Charlotte Ledger, publishing director, bought world all language rights for Mrs Van Gogh directly from the author.  

The synopsis says: “In 1890, Vincent Van Gogh died penniless and unknown, a man tortured by his own mind. Eleven years later his work is exhibited in Paris and his unparalleled talent finally recognised. The tireless efforts of one woman gave the world one of its greatest creative minds. But 28-year-old Johanna Van Gogh-Bonger, Vincent’s sister-in-law and the keeper of his immense collection of paintings, sketches and letters, has, until now, been written out of history.” 

Cauchi is the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Liverpool as well as an author and scriptwriter. She said: “I’m truly thrilled that my next two novels will be published by One More Chapter. From my first meeting with Charlotte, I loved her enthusiasm, passion and editorial vision for Mrs Van Gogh. Johanna Van Gogh-Bonger’s story deserves to be heard and I’m so very grateful to be given the chance to do just that.” 

Ledger added: “I had never heard of Johanna Van Gogh-Bonger until reading Caroline’s book on submission and I was immediately captivated by this young woman’s passion and determination. But this isn’t just another story of how yet another incredible woman has been erased from history – Johanna’s story is one that will resonate with all women, of how we all have to find our own voice in the world – and make it heard. I’m beyond delighted to be publishing this special book and showcase the breadth of genre and talent we have on our One More Chapter list.”