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'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.

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inulro
Apr. 2nd, 2013 10:30 am (UTC)
I read one of Chevalier's books (Falling Angels) early on because a friend lent it to me; while it didn't offend me or anything, it didn't give me any motivation to read more of her work. Just not my thing, I guess.
alitheapipkin
Apr. 7th, 2013 04:08 pm (UTC)
I read one of hers and was similarly unimpressed. You have read Dorothy Dunnet's House of Niccolo series set in 15th Century Bruges and many other places besides though, haven't you? Because if not, you are missing a real treat :)
nwhyte
Apr. 7th, 2013 07:52 pm (UTC)
Read the first two, definitely hooked, will go through them once I have finished Ian Rankin!
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