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 ambitous artist to design six tapertries celebrating his rising status at Court. A talented miniaturist, Nicholas des Innocents overcomes his surprise as being offered this comission when he catches sight of his parton's daughter, Claude... more ». His pursuit of her pulls him unwittingly in to 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 suduction, he and his family are consumed by the priject and by their dealings with the rogue painter from Paris.
The result changed all their lives.
Tracy Chevalier, whose three earlier noves are loved an admired all over the world, has woven and rich, satisfying tale about the passion and the price of artistic creation.« less