As always with this novel, I was reluctant to come to the end of it.
17th Century Holland.
The classes, the colours, the bitter winter cold.
A fabulous story, aptly told, a world from which I never wanted to escape.
Note: For some, there may be parts which are offensive to read. Nothing dreadful, but still I thought I should mention it. Some "adult themes", I guess. Very subtle, but they're there. This is one author's interpretation of a fictitious story behind Vermeer's fine painting, Girl With a Pearl Earring.