Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

March Books 24) The Lady and the Unicorn, by Tracy Chevalier

'Is Brussels always so quiet?' Nicolas asked, picking bits of wool off his tunic.
Not a lot of best-selling novels set in fifteenth-century Belgium, though I have to say I wasn't hugely satisfied with this one; bad boy artist Nicolas travels between Paris and Brussels impregnating young women, one of them the blind daughter of the weaver of the tapestry which he has designed. There's a fair bit about art and patterns of patronage and so on, but I felt the writer was a little too much in love with her irresponsible hero.
Tags: bookblog 2013, world: belgium

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