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by | Read by Robert Blumenfeld, Terry Donnelly

Fiction • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2004

A new historical novel by the author of the hugely popular GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING tells the story of who inspired the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, made in France circa 1490. Unfortunately, where Vermeer comes off as a weakling and a cad in the former, Nicolas des Innocents, the latter's tapestry designer, is pompous and vulgar. It's hard to believe for a second in his artistic ability as all he seems interested in is bedding every female he comes in contact with. It's disappointing because we miss out on some presumably interesting history of tapestry weaving. It's too bad too because the production is very good. Blumenfeld and Donnelly do a superb job with what they have to work with. D.G.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]



Trade Ed. • Penguin Audiobooks • 2004

CS ISBN 014280021X $34.95 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 0142800341 $34.95 • Seven CDs

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