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The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
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May 08, 2012

really liked it

I just listened to this and it was so interesting!!! I have been a fan of Chevalier since she wrote 'The Girl with the Pearl Earring.' This tale focuses on the story behind a set of tapestries (6) for a wealthy family. It is told in multiple 1st person narratives from the artist who paints the six paintings, to members of the wealthy family, his "one true desire" the 14 year old daughter of the house, Claude, to various family members of the weaver family who weaves the six tapestries in 2 years. You have a wonderful view into the lives of people in the middle ages and especially, the French nobility and Brussels craftsmen. The audiobook was wonderfully done with two readers (a man and a woman) who were able to create the different characters with their voices. Another great tale told by Chevalier. If you love Historical Fiction, this is for you!

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