The Lady and the Unicorn: A Novel

The Lady and the Unicorn: A Novel

Tracy Chevalier


A travel de strength of heritage and mind's eye, The woman and the Unicorn is Tracy Chevalier’s resolution to the secret in the back of one of many artwork world’s nice masterpieces—a set of bewitching medieval tapestries that hangs this present day within the Cluny Museum in Paris. they seem to painting the seduction of a unicorn, however the tale at the back of their making is unknown—until now.

Paris, 1490.  A wise French nobleman commissions six lavish tapestries celebrating his emerging prestige at courtroom. He hires the charismatic, conceited, sublimely gifted Nicolas des Innocents to layout them. Nicolas creates havoc one of the ladies within the house—mother and daughter, servant, and lady-in-waiting—before taking his designs north to the Brussels workshop the place the tapestries are to be woven. There, grasp weaver Georges de los angeles Chapelle dangers every little thing he has to complete the tapestries—his most interesting, most complicated work—on time for his exacting French consumer. the consequences switch all their lives—lives which were captured within the tapestries, in case you recognize the place to look.

In The woman and the Unicorn, Tracy Chevalier weaves truth and fiction right into a attractive, undying, and exciting literary tapestry—an impressive tale exquisitely told.

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