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The Lady and the Unicorn By Tracy Chevalier

The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

'Enormously enjoyable' Evening Standard

'Charming' The Times

The Lady and the Unicorn Summary

The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier

'Enormously enjoyable' Evening Standard

'Charming' The Times

'What would you have me paint instead of a battle, Madame?'
Genevieve de Nanterre's eyes gleamed.
'A unicorn.'

Keen to demonstrate his new-found favour with the King, rising nobleman Jean le Viste commissions six tapestries to adorn the walls of his chateau. He expects soldiers and bloody battlefields. But artist Nicolas des Innocents instead designs a seductive world of women, unicorns and flowers, using as his muses Le Viste's wife Genevieve and ripe young daughter Claude.

In Belgium, as his designs spring to life under the weavers' fingers, Nicolas is inspired once more - by the master weaver's daughter Alienor and her mother Christine. They too will be captured by his threads.

The Lady and the Unicorn Reviews

'Beautifully written, I could not put it down... a tale of ambition, lust, betrayal and heartbreak...a compelling and enormously enjoyable work' Evening Standard

'On the academic front, here is the old Chevalier, exact and guarded, accurate and self-contained...On the erotic front, she positively explodes, the shy smiles of Pearl Earring replaced by a terrific torrent of carnal imagery, every sense invoked and appetite exploited' Guardian

'Tracy Chevalier gives the kiss of life to the historical novel' Independent

'With great insight, invention and a remarkable eye for detail, Chevalier breathes life into artists and artisans, their subjects and surroundings and, most important, their magnificent creations' Washington Post

'The story she weaves is as lush as the tapestries she describes, and her colorful characters leap off the page. A romantic, beautiful book' Booklist

About Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier is the author of six novels, including the international bestseller Girl with a Pearl Earring, Remarkable Creatures, The Virgin Blue, Falling Angels, and The Lady and the Unicorn. Born in Washington, DC, she moved to London in 1984, where she lives with her husband and son. She has a website at www.tchevalier.com.

Additional information

GOR001211852
9780007172313
0007172311
The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2006-12-04
288
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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