The Miniaturist

The Miniaturist
Author : Jessie Burton
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2014-07-03
ISBN 10 : 9781447250913
ISBN 13 : 1447250915
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Miniaturist Book Description:

The phenomenal number one bestseller and a major BBC TV series. Winner of the Specsavers National Book Award and Waterstones Book of the Year. A Richard and Judy Book Club selection. There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed . . . On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-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. Does the miniaturist hold their fate in her hands? And will she be the key to their salvation or the architect of their downfall? Beautiful, intoxicating and filled with heart-pounding suspense, Jessie Burton's magnificent debut novel The Miniaturist is a story of love and obsession, betrayal and retribution, appearance and truth.

The Miniaturist

The Miniaturist
Author : Kunal Basu
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2010-05-27
ISBN 10 : 9780297863700
ISBN 13 : 0297863703
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Miniaturist Book Description:

'A tale of immense originality and intrigue. The Miniaturist is every bit as perfect and detailed as a Mughal painting should be. Well crafted in all its details of colour and texture, it is an intensely passionate creation' Observer Set in the court of the Emperor Akbar in 16th-century India, this is a richly detailed and sensuous tale of art, sex and political intrigue. Bihzad is the son of the emperor's chief artist and as such, he is groomed to follow in his father's footsteps. A child prodigy, Bihzad is shielded from life as he grows up in the stunning fortress town of Agra. But soon word of his talent - his wild, imaginative drawings free from the normal restrictions of court painting - spreads. When the emperor decides to move the court to Fatehpur Sikri, Bihzad is favoured among the other artists and musicians. In his spare time he paints a series of richly, erotic scenes. But as his fame increases, he begins to make enemies who are jealous of his success and who will use his hidden drawings to destroy him.

The Fourteenth Century

The Fourteenth Century
Author : Miklós Boskovits
Publisher :
Total Pages : 617
Release : 1984
ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822007834799
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fourteenth Century Book Description:

The Grammar of Painting and Engraving

The Grammar of Painting and Engraving
Author : Charles Blanc
Publisher :
Total Pages : 330
Release : 1891
ISBN 10 : UCLA:31158007147308
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grammar of Painting and Engraving Book Description:

Eastern Christian Art

Eastern Christian Art
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105133528955
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eastern Christian Art Book Description:

Illuminated Manuscripts from the Library of Matthias Corvinus

Illuminated Manuscripts from the Library of Matthias Corvinus
Author : Ilona Berkovits
Publisher :
Total Pages : 147
Release : 1964
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015020640903
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illuminated Manuscripts from the Library of Matthias Corvinus Book Description:

A discussion of forty-three manuscripts and two incunabula from a 15th century Hungarian collection.

The Poison Bed

The Poison Bed
Author : E C Fremantle
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2018-06-14
ISBN 10 : 9781405920094
ISBN 13 : 1405920092
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poison Bed Book Description:

'The Miniaturist meets Gone Girl. Gripping and full of surprises' BBC History 'Books of the Year' A marriage. A murder. One of them will hang for it. _________ Autumn, 1615. Frances Carr is imprisoned in a cold, lightless room. She is accused of murder. In a cell nearby is her co-accused - her husband Robert. Kept apart and alone, Frances can only tell her side of the story. How did she come to be here? Can she somehow prove her innocence? And what lengths will she go to to save herself? __________ 'A gripping psychological thriller. Readers will be awake deep into the night, trying to untangle the truth' The Times 'Books of the Year' 'Engaging, vivid and revelling in historical detail' Sarah Perry, bestselling author of The Essex Serpent 'A tale of intrigue and ambition, this is a rich and fascinating book' Guardian 'Immaculately detailed, dark, clever and compulsive' Daily Mail