The House of Fortune (Hardback)
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The House of Fortune (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages / Published: 07/07/2022
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In the sequel to former Waterstones Book of the Year The Miniaturist, Burton crafts another exquisite story of family and fate set in early 18th-century Amsterdam.

The House of Fortune is the sequel to Jessie Burton's million copy bestselling The Miniaturist. Set in the golden city of Amsterdam in 1705, it is a story of fate and ambition, secrets and dreams, and one young woman's determination to rule her own destiny.

Thea Brandt is turning eighteen, and 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, and the Brandt family are selling their furniture in order to eat. On Thea's birthday, also the day that her mother Marin died, the secrets from the past begin 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 fates are still unclear, and when Nella feels a strange prickling sensation on the back of her neck, she wonders if the miniaturist has returned for her...

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509886081
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 224 x 145 x 39 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Clever and satisfying . . . Burton is an acute observer . . . A worthy sequel, mature and thoughtful * Guardian *
Satisfying . . . a moving celebration of the possibilities for change and regeneration in life * Sunday Times *
A joyous read: compassionate, wise and fabulously immersive . . . a beguiling, tender sequel . . . Brilliant * i *
A more than worthy sequel to The Miniaturist. Elegant, atmospheric, compelling. I absolutely loved it -- Marian Keyes
A book of beauty and insight . . . awe-inspiring. Burton is a master storyteller . . . I felt I could see, smell, live and breathe every page . . . a delight for anyone who is about to read it -- Elizabeth Day, bestselling author of The Party and Magpie
Sumptuous, elegant and atmospheric * Prima *
The most beautiful book you'll read this year. A spectacular achievement . . . [it] will break your heart and put it back together again . . . Shining, sinuous, truly a marvel -- Kate Williams
Elegant historical suspense * Grazia *
Returning to the world of her bestselling The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton's tale of a curious young woman in 18th-century Amsterdam finds her at the top of her game * Observer *
A satisfying, page-turning romp with a heroine to root for * Sunday Express *
Beautifully crafted and brimming with historical detail * Sunday Post *
Fans of The Miniaturist are in for a treat with this sequel * Red *
The mysterious writing draws in any curious reader * The Herald *

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“A dark gripping sequel ..”

It has been 18 years since we left our characters in total confusion and surprise with the birth of baby girl Thea in ‘The Miniaturist’. Now she is a young lady celebrating her 18th birthday.

Unfortunately, the... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
Helpful? Upvote 20

“Tongues still wag in Amsterdam”

The House of Fortune provides the welcome opportunity to revisit the characters remaining from The Miniaturist. We are reintroduced to Nella, Otto and Cornelia, and introduced to baby Thea, now eighteen. She feels... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 11
Dan at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol.

“Return to the world of The Miniaturist....”

Dearest reader, you thought you knew the tale of The Miniaturist. You presumed the story was over. How foolish of you, for there is another voice that must be heard.
Set in the golden and austere city of Amsterdam,... More

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