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The house of fortune / Jessie Burton.

The house of fortune / Jessie Burton.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date
Adult Fiction Quick Browse   Double Bay . *, Quick Browse . 19 Feb 2023
Adult Fiction Quick Browse   Double Bay . *, Quick Browse .  
Adult Fiction   Double Bay . On Loan . 1 Mar 2023
Adult Fiction   Double Bay . On Loan . 9 Feb 2023
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ISBN 9781509886098 (paperback)
Author Burton, Jessie, 1982- author.
Title The house of fortune / Jessie Burton.
Publisher/Date London : Picador, 2022.
Pagination etc. 401 pages ; 24 cm.
Series The miniaturist 2
Summary Note Amsterdam in the year 1705. It is Thea Brandt's eighteenth birthday. She is ready to welcome adulthood with open arms, but life at home is increasingly difficult. Her father Otto and her Aunt Nella argue endlessly over their financial fate, selling off furniture in a desperate attempt to hold on to the family home. As catastrophe threatens to engulf the household, Thea seeks refuge in Amsterdam's playhouses. She loves the performances, and the stolen moments afterwards are even better. In the backrooms of her favourite theatre, Thea can spend a few precious minutes with her secret lover, Walter, the chief set-painter, a man adept at creating the perfect environments for comedies and tragedies to flourish. The thrill of their hidden romance offers Thea an exciting distraction from home. But it also puts her in mind of another secret that threatens to overwhelm the present: Thea knows her birthday marks the day her mother, Marin, died in labour. Thea's family refuses to share the details of this story, just as they seem terrified to speak of "the miniaturist" - a shadowy figure from their past who is possessed of uncanny abilities to capture that which is hidden. Aunt Nella believes the solution to all Thea's problems is to find her a husband who will guarantee her future. An unexpected invitation to Amsterdam's most exclusive ball seems like a golden opportunity. But when Thea finds, on her doorstep, a parcel containing a miniature figure of Walter, it becomes clear that someone out there has another fate in mind for the family.
Subject Mothers -- Death -- Fiction
Interpersonal conflict -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Family secrets -- Fiction
Balls (Parties) -- Fiction
Dollhouses -- Fiction
Miniature craft -- Fiction
Amsterdam (Netherlands) -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction
Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction).
Magic realist fiction.
Shelf Location F BURT
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