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Reading Group: The Miniaturist

Reading Group: The Miniaturist

In April the Reading Group will discuss The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.

On a brisk autumn day in 1686, 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 . . .

In April the meetings are on Wednesday 18, 7.30-9.00 pm, and Saturday 21, 3.30-5.00 pm.

It's free and you don't need to book. For more information or to reserve a copy, contact Adam Bayfield on 720392 or abayfield@library.gg, or reserve online