Very popular in the charity shops of Frinton, I ended up buying two copies of The Miniaturist before settling down to read it at the beach hut this weekend.
New bride Petronella arrives in 17th century Amsterdam, at the height of the VOC’s fame and fortune. Her husband Johannes is a successful merchant, with a grand house on the best street in the city. His sister, unmarried, still at home. Tricky territory for the younger, country wife.
And then things start to get more complicated, when Johannes presents Nella with a cabinet house, a miniature of their own home, to furnish and populate….
Inspired by the Poppenhuis of Petronella Oortman at the Rijksmuseum.
Author’s webpage: The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton