Specsavers Book of the Year Vote 2014

Jessie Burton has been named the author of Britain’s favourite book today, as her atmospheric literary thriller The Miniaturist was voted the Specsavers Book of the Year for 2014. Ending a remarkable year on a high, Jessie was crowned overall winner by the public in a vote comprising the winners of all ten categories from this year’s Specsavers National Book Awards.


minaturistribbonThe Miniaturist

Nella Oortman has come to Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. There she is presented with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of her new home. It is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts… Nella is at first mystified by the closed world of the Brandt household, but as she uncovers its secrets she realizes the escalating dangers that await them all.

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