The miniaturist / Jessie Burton.
Format: Large print
Publisher: Clipper Large Print, 2014.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1471276333 9781471276330 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Picador.
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.
448 pages (large print)
This book has you hooked from the first page. The prose is so beautiful and tightly written, that even without the haunting storyit made one want to keep reading. The charactera are very well rounded especially those of Nella, Johannes and the servants. The sister Marin was the only character that w