Saturday, October 17, 2009

TY Book Recommendations 9

Bronwyn Mallon is reading Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring (click here for the painting itself on the Mauritshuis site) :-

It is about a young woman who has just become a maid to the local Catholic family. She has been taken on due to the recent blindness of their father, a local tile painter whose kiln exploded and killed other works in the business. In the new house she seems very naive, and the children of the house push her to the limits to test her. There is a sense of conflict, as she is a Protestant; everywhere in the house there are pictures depicting Christ. The book is very good - it describes vividly the scenes and the rooms she is in. I am really enjoying reading it.

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