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The Muse

English · Paperback

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Zusatztext I found it to be one of the most powerful and beautiful and original things I have read in a very long time. It is exquisite in every way Informationen zum Autor Jessie Burton is the author of the Sunday Times number one and New York Times bestsellers The Miniaturist and The Muse , The House of Fortune 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. Klappentext The Sunday Times Number One BestsellerA picture hides a thousand words . . . On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arrived from Trinidad five years ago, she has been offered a job as a typist under the tutelage of the glamorous and enigmatic Marjorie Quick. But though Quick takes Odelle into her confidence, and unlocks a potential she didn't know she had, she remains a mystery - no more so than when a lost masterpiece with a secret history is delivered to the gallery. The truth about the painting lies in 1936 and a large house in rural Spain, where Olive Schloss, the daughter of a renowned art dealer, is harbouring ambitions of her own. Into this fragile paradise come artist and revolutionary Isaac Robles and his half-sister Teresa, who immediately insinuate themselves into the Schloss family, with explosive and devastating consequences . . . Seductive, exhilarating and suspenseful, The Muse is an unforgettable novel about aspiration and identity, love and obsession, authenticity and deception - a masterpiece from Jessie Burton, the million-copy bestselling author of The Miniaturist. Zusammenfassung The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller and Richard and Judy Book Club selection. Suspensefully sweeping from London in the sixties to 1930s rural Spain, The Muse is an unforgettable novel about art and aspiration, love and obsession – a masterpiece from Jessie Burton, the million-copy bestselling author of The Miniaturist . 'Those who loved The Miniaturist will find here all the cliffhangers, twists and heart-stopping revelations they expected, and in two evocative settings' – Daily Telegraph A picture hides a thousand words . . . On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arrived from Trinidad, she has been offered a job as a typist under the tutelage of the glamorous and enigmatic Marjorie Quick. But though Quick takes Odelle into her confidence, and unlocks a potential she didn't know she had, she remains a mystery – no more so than when a lost masterpiece with a secret history is delivered to the gallery. The truth about the painting lies in 1936 and a large house in southern Spain, where Olive Schloss, the daughter of a renowned art dealer, is harbouring ambitions of her own. Into this fragile paradise come artist and revolutionary Isaac Robles and his half-sister Teresa, who immediately insinuate themselves into the Schloss family, with explosive and devastating consequences . . . 'It takes all the promise of The Miniaturist - the complex female characters, an entrancing mystery, a lush and evocative sense of place - and executes it with wit and style' – Elle ...

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Authors Jessie Burton
Publisher Picador Uk
 
Languages English
Age Recommendation from age 18
Product format Paperback
Released 01.04.2017
 
EAN 9781509845231
ISBN 978-1-5098-4523-1
No. of pages 445
Dimensions 111 mm x 178 mm x 27 mm
Series 171 POCHE
171 POCHE
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

London, Greater London, FICTION / Women, FICTION / Literary, Spain, Central London, 20th Century, Narrative theme: Sense of place, Narrative theme: Love and relationships, c 1960 to c 1969, 1936–1939 (Spanish Civil War period), FICTION / Multiple Timelines, Andalusia, Autonomous Community of

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