The Lady and the Unicorn Author:Tracy Chevalier It was the commission of a lifetime. — Jean Le Viste, a fifteenth-century nobleman close to the King, hires an artist to design six tapestries celebrating his rising status at Court. Nicholas des Innocents overcomes his surprise at being offered this commission when he catches sight of his patron's daughter, Claude. His pursuit of her pulls him... more » into the web of fragile relationships between husband and wife, parents and children, lovers and servants.
It was a revolutionary design.
in Brussels, renowned weaver Georges de la Chapelle takes on the biggest challenge of his career. Never before has he attempted a work that puts so much at stake. Sucked into a world of temptation and seduction, he and his family are consumed by the project and by their dealings with the rogue painter from Paris.
the results changed their lives.
Tracy Chevalier gives the kiss of life to the historical novel. Independent newspaper« less