Voted “Book of the Year” by UK bookseller, Waterstones, The Miniaturist, published by Picador, is the highly acclaimed debut novel by Jessie Burton.
Set in 1686 in Amsterdam, the book tells the story of 18-year-old Nella Oortman who arrives at the grand house of her new husband, the wealthy merchant Johannes Brandt. The marriage is more arrangement than love match, and for Nella, a country girl, Johannes and his household are an alarming prospect. According to the Guardian and a host of reviewers the book is well-researched, contains marvellously written passages and is especially engaging.
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