The miniaturist / Jessie Burton.
Publication year: 2014
Publisher: Picador, 2014.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781447250890 (hbk.) :
On an autumn day in 1686, 18-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt, but instead she is met by his sharp-tongued sister, Marin. Only later does Johannes appear and present her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in unexpected ways. Nella is at first mystified by the closed world of the Brandt household, but as she uncovers its secrets she realizes the escalating dangers that await them all.
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434 pages ; 23 cm
Clifton Bookworms. A very good read. Beautifully written. Historically well researched. Giving a picture of seventeenth century life, it's good and bad sides. used italics and these reflected in the story later on. Interesting characters, some like Otto very unusual for the time and setting.