From the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring comes a historical tale of love, sex and revenge.
Jean le Viste, a newly-wealthy member of the French court, commissions a series of tapestries to hang in his chateau named ‘The Lady and the Unicorn.’ Nicolas, his chosen designer, is a talented artist. He is also dangerously attractive to the women around him including le Viste's wife, Genevieve, and his daughter, Claude. Nicolas is at once smitten with Claude but will her social standing prevent her from returning his advances?
As Nicolas begins to weave the tapestries so too do the lives and desires of the people around him intertwine. As people fall in love, are shunned, take revenge, find unrequited love, turn to the church or to pagan ideals, the tapestries become to each an ideal vision of life – yet all discover that they are unable to make this ideal world their own.
Set against the historical backdrop of medieval France, Chevalier weaves together an intricate tapestry of love, revenge & art in a novel which will appeal to fans of Sarah Dunant, Rachel Hore and Philippa Gregory....Continua
mi è piaciuto tantissimo.
l'amore tra nicolas e claude è descritto in modo meraviglioso !
mi piace molto come questa scrittrice, partendo da fatti storici realmente accaduti, riesce ad ordire una trama scorrevole, coinvolgente e piacevole!
unica nota: l'epilogo troppo stringato… sembra una lista della spesa :/
While not as captivating as The Girl with the Pearl Earring, this book returns the author to her forte - blending fact and fiction to reveal one possible story behind a work of art.
Not as good as Tracy Chevalier's other books. I was disappointed. The worst part is when the blind character feels her future husband's face and exclaims that he has a pointed chin, just like her cat. Do cats have pointed chins? What??
Really interesting and I cannot put the book down. I bought this book after I finished reading the girl with the pearl ear ring. I think the story itself is very interesting, and it felt almost like a romance novel. It is also very interesting how the author describe the art of tapestry, I almost wanted to borrow more books to understand more of it....Continua