The Miniaturist: book of the year
Following newly-wed Nella as she arrives in Amsterdam, the taut mystery entwines the murky underworld of 17th century trade with a domestic web of secret romances and family tensions. With a plot as intricately crafted and surprising as the dolls house at the heart of the story, Burton's debut novel was a publishing sensation, scooping her 'New Writer of the Year' and 'Overall Book of the Year' at the 2014 National Book Awards -- and a personal letter from none other than Hilary Mantel in praise of the prose. The TV rights have already been snapped up, so expect to see the story on screens soon.
Jessie Burton: actress to author
The backstory to The Miniaturist is just as interesting as the story itself. After being inspired by an ancient dolls house in the Riijksmuseum on a weekend break to Amsterdam, Burton put her acting ambitions on hold and began writing her first novel. We're fascinated to find out more about her writing process and hopefully get a sneak peek into Burton's hotly-aniticapted second book.
The £60 ticket includes lunch, wine, tea, coffee and chocolates. All profits will go towards helping First Story's charitable work with disadvantaged children.
|What||Literary Lunch with Jessie Burton|
|Where||Ognisko Polskie (The Polish Club),, 55 Princes Gate,, London, SW7 2PN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
On 29 Apr 15, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via First Story|