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Jessie Burton

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Burton, Jessica Kathryn
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England, UK
London, England, UK
Oxford University
Central School of Speech and Drama
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Juliet Mushens
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Jessie Burton est une auteure et actrice anglaise.
Après des études à la Central School of Speech and Drama et à l'université d'Oxford, elle devient comédienne pour le théâtre et la télévision.
Jessie Burton a joué au National Theatre de Londres dans "The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other" (L'Heure où nous ne savions rien l'un de l'autre) de l’auteur allemand Peter Handke.
Depuis 2015, elle est la plus connue au niveau international pour son premier roman "Miniaturiste" (The Miniaturist, 2014) qui a obtenu de nombreux prix dont le Specsavers National Book Awards : Nouvel écrivain de l'année et le Specsavers National Book Awards : Livre de l'année.
Son second roman, "Les filles au lion" (The Muse) a été publié en 2016.
"Miniaturiste" a été adapté en mini-série en deux épisodes par la BBC en 2017.
En septembre 2020, paraît en France « Les secrets de ma mère ».



Despite this book being much-hyped, I enjoyed it. I enjoyed living for the duration of the story in 17th century Amsterdam, with newly married Nella Oortman and the rather motley household she joins: her husband's unmarried sister, and ex-slave, a maid rescued from the poor house, and even, very occasionally, her husband Johannes. His wedding gift to her is a large and very superior dolls' house modelled on the martital home, and in her early days of boredom and loneliness, she begins to furnish this house, with artefacts fashioned by the mysterious 'miniaturist'.

I never quite believed in the miniaturist nor her powers of seeing into the future. I never quite believed Nella's acceptance of her husband once his sexual orientation is revealed to her in a quite shocking way. I never quite believed in her own rapid blossoming as a character, from sheltered country girl to assured young decision-maker.

But I still enjoyed this story, and its assured sense of time and place. I turned the pages willingly enough, but it's not a book that will stay long in my memory.
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Margaret09 | 219 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 15, 2024 |
I read The Miniaturist so long ago now that I can no longer remember it. This really didn't matter as this second book doesn't rely on those memories, though I might have picked up speed sooner if I HAD remembered more. I've just glanced back at my review and see that my observations are similar.
The set up of the story - a number of loosely related people finding their way through genteel poverty, particularly 18 year old Thea - is quite an interesting premise, and Thea's teenage impetuosity and decision making are well-told. But I never quite believed in the characters, particularly that of the always unseen and unknown Miniaturist. I sense a third book coming along some time in the future. I'm not committed to reading it.… (lisätietoja)
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Margaret09 | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 15, 2024 |
Gr 9 Up—On a deserted island, the Gorgon Medusa lives out her days until the lost sailor, Perseus, arrives, rocking
her very foundation. This lyrical revamp of a myth is filled with lush emotive earth-toned illustrations and a dynamic
young woman tackling issues of power balances and gender inequality.
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BackstoryBooks | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 1, 2024 |
3.5 stars

It’s the 17th century. Nella is newly married and travels to Amsterdam to live with her new husband (whom she’s barely met), a somewhat well-to-do merchant. She is young and he is much older. She is “greeted” by Marin, who seems pretty rude, and turns out to be her new sister-in-law. There are two servants in the house – one is a black man! – and her husband is away. No one is particularly welcoming.

When her husband buys a cabinet that is a small version of the very house they are living in as a wedding gift, there is a miniaturist who will make tiny things to add to the house, but the miniaturist starts sending things Nella has not ordered. Nella’s husband is often away on business, and she has a hard time fitting in. And weird things happen in this house.

This was good. It took a short bit to get going for me, and I suppose it is slow-moving in its entirety. I did get more interested and the story moved on, though. There are definitely some (big) surprises. I do think the cover is beautiful. (Though that wasn’t why I chose to read it – it was a gift.) And I see there is a sequel. I will read it.
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LibraryCin | 219 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 20, 2024 |



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