The miniaturist / Jessie Burton.
Publication year: 2015
Format: Talking book - CD
Edition: Unabridged edition.
Publisher: Bolinda Audio, 2015.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1486243940 9781486243945 (CDs) :
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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.
10 CDs (11 hr., 46 min.) : digital, stereo
Women without men. In 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman, from the countryside outside Amsterdam, marries a city as well as a rich merchant, Johannes Brandt. For all its fairy-tale qualities and tone – Nella refers to Brandt as having “a face from a fairy tale” -- “The Miniaturist” is a detaile