The House of Fortune - Independent Bookshop Edition

The House of Fortune - Independent Bookshop Edition

  • Signed by the Author
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released July 7, 2022
ISBN 978-1509886081

£16.99

The sequel to Jessie Burton’s million-copy bestseller The Miniaturist
Elegant, atmospheric, compelling. I absolutely loved itMarian Keyes
A book of beauty and insight . . . awe-inspiring. Burton is a master storyteller Elizabeth Day

In the golden city of Amsterdam, in 1705, Thea Brandt is turning eighteen, and she is ready to welcome adulthood with open arms. At the city’s theatre, Walter, the love of her life, awaits her, but at home in the house on the Herengracht, all is not well – 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 remembers the miniaturist who entered her life and toyed with her fortunes eighteen years ago. Perhaps, now, she has returned for her . . .

The House of Fortune is a glorious, sweeping story of fate and ambition, secrets and dreams, and one young woman’s determination to rule her own destiny.

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Jessie Burton

Jessie Burton is an English author and actress. As of 2019, she has published four novels, The Miniaturist, The Muse, The Restless Girls, and The Confession. The Muse has been published in 38 languages. The first two were Sunday Times no.1 best-sellers, New York Times bestsellers, and Radio 4's Book at Bedtime. Her short stories have been published in Harpers Bazaar US and Stylist.

Burton is also a non-fiction writer. Her essays have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Independent, Vogue, Elle, Red, Grazia, Lonely Planet Traveller and The Spectator.

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