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- By: Deborah Moggach
- Narrated by: Rula Lenska
- Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
Seventeenth-century Amsterdam is a city in the grip of tulip mania, basking in the wealth it has generated. Sophia’s husband Cornelis, an ageing merchant, is among those grown rich from this exotic new flower. To celebrate, he commissions a talented young artist to paint him with his young bride. But as the portrait grows, so does the passion between Sophia and the painter; and as ambitions, desires and dreams breed an intricate deception, their reckless gamble propels their lives towards a thrilling and tragic conclusion.
Very interesting book
- By Kevin Crumpton on 01-31-17
The ending seemed rushed
Overall this was a captivating and easy listen. The story was interesting and easy to follow even though it switched between several characters. The ending did seem very rushed compared to the rest of the dtory, but it was still a good read.
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