Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
To celebrate one million copies sold of this contemporary classic, this is a full colour, illustrated edition featuring nine Vermeer paintings integrated with the original text. When Griet becomes a maid in the household of Johannes Vermeer, she thinks she knows her role: housework, laundry and the care of his six children. But as she becomes part of his world and his work, their growing intimacy spreads tension and deception in the ordered household and, as the scandal seeps out, into the town beyond. Tracy Chevalier's extraordinary novel on the corruption of innocence and the price of genius is a contemporary classic, and has sold over two million copies worldwide.