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The House of Fortune

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Thea Brandt is turning eighteen, and she is ready to welcome adulthood with open arms. At the theatre, Walter, the love of her life awaits her, but at home in the house on the Herengracht, winter has set in - her father Otto and Aunt Nella argue endlessly, the Brandt family are selling their furniture in order to eat and on Thea's birthday, also the day that her mother Marin died, the secrets from the past seem to threaten to overwhelm the present.

Nella is desperate to save the family and maintain appearances, to find Thea a husband who will guarantee her future, and when they receive an invitation to Amsterdam's most exclusive ball, she is overjoyed - perhaps this will set their fortunes straight. And indeed, the ball does set things spinning: new figures enter their life, promising new futures.

But their fate is still unclear, and when Nella feels a strange prickling sensation on the back of her neck, she wonders if the miniaturist has returned . . .

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781509886098
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 12/07/2022
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    Fiction & related items / Historical romance
    Fiction & related items / Historical fiction
  • Imprint: Picador
  • Pages: 400
  • Price: $32.99

Thea Brandt is turning eighteen, and she is ready to welcome adulthood with open arms. At the theatre, Walter, the love of her life awaits her, but at home in the house on the Herengracht, winter has set in - her father Otto and Aunt Nella argue endlessly, the Brandt family are selling their furniture in order to eat and on Thea's birthday, also the day that her mother Marin died, the secrets from the past seem to threaten to overwhelm the present.

Nella is desperate to save the family and maintain appearances, to find Thea a husband who will guarantee her future, and when they receive an invitation to Amsterdam's most exclusive ball, she is overjoyed - perhaps this will set their fortunes straight. And indeed, the ball does set things spinning: new figures enter their life, promising new futures.

But their fate is still unclear, and when Nella feels a strange prickling sensation on the back of her neck, she wonders if the miniaturist has returned . . .

Author Information

Jessie Burton is the author of the Sunday Times number one and New York Times bestsellers The Miniaturist and The Muse, and the children's book The Restless Girls. In its year of publication The Miniaturist sold over a million copies, and in 2017 it was adapted into a major TV series for BBC One. Her novels have been translated into thirty-eight languages, and she is a regular essay writer for newspapers and magazines. She lives in London.