Waterstones Book of the Month - Fiction

Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Set in 17th Century Amsterdam, The Miniaturist is a tale of love, obsession, betrayal and retribution. It marks the arrival of a genuinely exciting new writer.

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...

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