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The Lady And The Unicorn - Tracy Chevalier
The Lady And The Unicorn
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The wonderful new novel from the much loved author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and Falling Angels. The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries are a set of six medieval tapestries. Beautiful, intricate and expertly made, they are also mysterious in their origin and meaning. Tapestries give an appearance... show more
The wonderful new novel from the much loved author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and Falling Angels. The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries are a set of six medieval tapestries. Beautiful, intricate and expertly made, they are also mysterious in their origin and meaning. Tapestries give an appearance of order and continuity, as if designed and made by one person, belying the complicated process required to create them. Weavers, patrons, designers, artists, merchants and apprentices were involved in their making, and behind them were the wives, daughters and servants who exercised influences over their men. Like the many strands of wool and silk woven together into one cloth, so these people came together in a complex dance to create the whole picture. Jean le Viste, a newly wealthy member of the French court, commissions the tapestries to hang in his chateau. Nicolas, his chosen designer, meets le Viste's wife Genevieve and his daughter Claude, both of whom take a keen interest in the tapestries.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780007140916 (0007140916)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it
2.0 The Lady and the Unicorn
I'm on a roll - reading authors/genres I *know* I won't like. Tracy Chevalier is perhaps my most love-to-hate author. I haven't really liked anything she's written since Girl With a Pearl Earring (which I read when I was a dummy undergrad so we really can't trust that assessment). Chevalier is th...
Under The Mountain
Under The Mountain rated it
0.0 Lady and the Unicorn
It's not often you find a historical book that doesn't info dump you with famous people (like the entirety of the Tudors). So I'm pretty intrigued to find out what this book has to offer.
Books, Dogs, and Other Blogs
Books, Dogs, and Other Blogs rated it
4.0
This was a fantastic read! This is the first book I've read by Tracy Chevalier, and I loved her writing style and voice.Each chapter was written from the perspective of a different character, which can be really hit or miss. But each chapter made me love that character more, and gave me more insight...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 The Lady And The Unicorn
An interesting idea and a clever conceit, but I really didn't care much what happened to the characters and wanted to slap Nicholas!
The Book Lantern
The Book Lantern rated it
2.0 The Lady and the Unicorn
Incredibly clunky and just flat-out dull. If you've read Girl With a Pearl Earring you can pretty much track where this story's going to go. It's very predictable and the sexual subplots were laughable in places. Sorry, Ms Chevalier, but this was just not worth my time, even for the really lovely sc...
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