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Tulip Fever | [Deborah Moggach]

Tulip Fever

Amsterdam in the 1630s. The painters of the time are busy: the city's inhabitants intend to guarantee their immortality with gold. Sitting for such a portrait is Sophia Sandvoort, beside her elderly husband Cornelis. They are surrounded by objects showing her husband's piety, as well as a tulip. For Cornelis has made money from the speculation on this exotic flower and its bulbs. But as the painter, Jan Van Loos, starts to capture Sophia's likeness on his canvas, so a slow passion begins to burn.
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Publisher's Summary

Amsterdam in the 1630s. The painters of the time are busy: the city's inhabitants intend to guarantee their immortality with gold. Sitting for such a portrait is Sophia Sandvoort, beside her elderly husband Cornelis. They are surrounded by objects showing her husband's piety, as well as a tulip. For Cornelis has made money from the speculation on this exotic flower and its bulbs. But as the painter, Jan Van Loos, starts to capture Sophia's likeness on his canvas, so a slow passion begins to burn.

©1999 Deborah Moggach; (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"You'll be swept up in this exciting tale." (Publishers Weekly)
"Moggach's lush and sensuously written novel will appeal to romantics as well as fans of historical novels." (Booklist)

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    Clare RichmondUnited Kingdom 30/06/2008
    Clare RichmondUnited Kingdom 30/06/2008
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    "A romantic history lesson"

    I came to this book purely on a recommendation and as I?d never previously heard of the author or the book I had the fortune of having no great expectations at all.

    I found it well written, well narrated by Rula Lenska and very easy to listen to. The main story does lack a certain depth however for me this was compensated for by the insight I felt it gave me into 17th century Netherlands and what I found to be the very interesting (and surprising) history of the Tulip bulb. I hadn?t realised there had even been such a market for Tulip bulbs or that they had reached such a status in the 1630?s. It certainly made one think of the ridiculousness (at times) and fragility of today?s stock market which made quite a historical novel seem ever so slightly topical.

    In summary I felt this was certainly easy listening (probably a good holiday read) with the added benefit of learning a little something along the way.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine 27/11/2013
    Katherine 27/11/2013 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyable and different"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Tulip Fever to be better than the print version?

    I have never read the book but I did enjoy listening to it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    In the market place when the servant whipped the donkey trainer and dropped the parcels.


    What about Rula Lenska’s performance did you like?

    I love her voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Thinking that Sophia had committed suicide.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the next book by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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