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Title:The Miniaturist
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Ecco Press
ISBN:0062306812
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Number of Pages:400
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, Historical, Mystery

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Miniaturist Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam a city ruled by glittering wealth and oppressive religion a masterful debut steeped in atmosphere and shimmering with mystery in the tradition of Emma Donoghue Sarah Waters and Sarah Dunant .

There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed .

On a brisk autumn day in eighteen year old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt But her new home while splendorous is not welcoming Johannes is kind yet distant always locked in his study or at his warehouse office leaving Nella alone with his sister the sharp tongued and forbidding Marin .

But Nella s world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift a cabinet sized replica of their home To furnish her gift Nella engages the services of a miniaturist an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways .

Johannes gift helps Nella to pierce the closed world of the Brandt household But as she uncovers its unusual secrets she begins to understand and fear the escalating dangers that await them all In this repressively pious society where gold is worshipped second only to God to be different is a threat to the moral fabric of society and not even a man as rich as Johannes is safe Only one person seems to see the fate that awaits them Is the miniaturist the key to their salvation or the architect of their destruction .

Enchanting beautiful and exquisitely suspenseful i The Miniaturist i is a magnificent story of love and obsession betrayal and retribution appearance and truth

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No description available, Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam a city ruled by glittering wealth and oppressive religion a masterful debut steeped in atmosphere and shimmering with mystery in the tradition of Emma Donoghue Sarah Waters and Sarah Dunant br br There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed br br On a brisk autumn day in eighteen year old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt But her new home while splendorous is not welcoming Johannes is kind yet distant always locked in his study or at his warehouse office leaving Nella alone with his sister the sharp tongued and forbidding Marin br br But Nella s world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift a cabinet sized replica of their home To furnish her gift Nella engages the services of a miniaturist an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways br br Johannes gift helps Nella to pierce the closed world of the Brandt household But as she uncovers its unusual secrets she begins to understand and fear the escalating dangers that await them all In this repressively pious society where gold is worshipped second only to God to be different is a threat to the moral fabric of society and not even a man as rich as Johannes is safe Only one person seems to see the fate that awaits them Is the miniaturist the key to their salvation or the architect of their destruction br br Enchanting beautiful and exquisitely suspenseful i The Miniaturist i is a magnificent story of love and obsession betrayal and retribution appearance and truth, Jessie Burton s first children s book with Bloomsbury s Children s Books will be a feminist reimagining of the Grimms fairytale The Twelve Dancing Princesses entitled The Restless Girls br br Burton s adult novels The Miniaturist and The Muse are published by Pan Macmillan br br The original tale tells the story of beautiful princesses whose dancing shoes are worn through every morning despite the princesses being locked in their bedroom every night by their father In a bid to solve the mystery of how the shoes are becoming so worn the king promises his kingdom and his daughters to any man who can solve the princesses secret within three days and three nights Burton said the story completely captured her imagination as a child but when I revisited it as an adult I could see that there were bits of it that just wouldn t do br br She added I hope a new generation of readers take this tale to their heart as I once did it s an irresistible tale of sisterhood survival fun and freedom br br The book will be illustrated by award winning fine artist Angela Barrett Burton described working with Barrett as a dream come true No one can match her for the beauty and detail of her work and it is a privilege to have her illustrate my words It s been a thrill giving those girls back their dancing shoes and watching as Angela gives them life br br Burton decided to turn her hand to children s books after Bloomsbury Children s Books editorial director Ellen Holgate approached her with the idea of rewriting the role women and girls played in popular fairytales Holgate acquired world rights in all languages for The Restless Girls and a second currently untitled book from Juliet Mushens of Caskie Mushens last year br br She said of Barrett s involvement with the title Jessie s dazzling stylish prose cried out for the incredible draughtsmanship intricacy and beauty of Angela s work Angela s fairytale illustrations are iconic and we are thrilled she jumped at the chance to tackle this new classic Barrett said she was delighted to be working on the book which she called a wonderfully rich world with a fabulous range of characters who are a pleasure to illustrate br br Bloomsbury will publish two editions of the book a hardback and a deluxe slipcase in September Last month Burton signed a deal with Picador for two further adult novels, The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller br br A picture hides a thousand words br br On a hot July day in Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London knowing that her life is about to change forever Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arrived from Trinidad five years ago she has been offered a job as a typist under the tutelage of the glamorous and enigmatic Marjorie Quick But though Quick takes Odelle into her confidence and unlocks a potential she didn t know she had she remains a mystery no more so than when a lost masterpiece with a secret history is delivered to the gallery br br The truth about the painting lies in and a large house in rural Spain where Olive Schloss the daughter of a renowned art dealer is harbouring ambitions of her own Into this fragile paradise come artist and revolutionary Isaac Robles and his half sister Teresa who immediately insinuate themselves into the Schloss family with explosive and devastating consequences br br Seductive exhilarating and suspenseful The Muse is an unforgettable novel about aspiration and identity love and obsession authenticity and deception a masterpiece from Jessie Burton the million copy bestselling author of The Miniaturist