The Lady and the Unicorn Author:Tracy Chevalier A set of bewitching medieval tapestries hangs today in a museum in Paris. They appear to portray a woman's seduction of a unicorn, but the story behind their making has been unknown until now. — Paris, 1490. A French nobleman commissions six lavish tapestries celebrating his status at Court. He hires the charismatic, arrogant, sublimely talent... more »ed Nicolas des Innocents to design them. Nicolas wreaks havoc among the women in the house - mother & daughter, servant & lady in waiting - before taking his designs to the workshop where the tapestries are to be woven.
There, master weaver Georges de la Chapelle risks everythng he has on finishing the tapestries on time for his exacting French client. Ill prepared for temptation & seduction, he & his family are consumed by th eproject & by their dealings with the hot-blooded painter. The results change all their lives, lives captured in the tapestries for those who know where to look.
In The Lady & the Univcorn, Tracy Chevalier weaves fact & fiction into a beautiful, timeless and intriguing literary tapestry - an extraordinary story exquisitely told.6 cassettes - 8 hours.« less