Tulip FeverUnknown - 2000
"Seventeenth-century Amsterdam is a city in the grip of tulip mania, basking in the wealth it has generated. Sophia s husband Cornelis, an ageing merchant, is among those grown rich from this exotic new flower. To celebrate, he commissions a talented young artist to paint him with his young bride. But as the portrait grows, so does the passion between Sophia and the painter; and as ambitions, desires and dreams breed an intricate deception, their reckless gamble propels their lives towards a thrilling and tragic conclusion."
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2000, c1999
Branch Call Number: FIC/Mogga 359401 1
Characteristics: 259 p. : col. ill
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