Thursday, 5 March 2015
What are you reading?
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton is one of my most recent reads and it was wonderfully absorbing. I couldn't wait to get to the end of the day to settle down and read before going to bed.
It's the story of a Dutch merchant and his young bride in late 17th century Amsterdam. It features a miniaturist - a craftsperson who makes miniature houses, people and furniture. Normally I don't enjoy historical novels, especially the ones that do the fake 'olde worlde' language. I find that tedious. But this book is different. The prose is beautiful and the read is compelling, I found it hard to put down.
What are you reading? Tell me.