"'The kind of book that reminds you why you fell in love with reading' (S. J. Watson, author of, Before I Go to Sleep) 'The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton is set in 17th century Amsterdam where a trader presents his new wife Nella with a miniature replica of their home. Its tiny occupants mirror their real-life counterparts and show Nella what grave dangers lie in wait.' (Hot Books of 2014, Daily Express) 'A fabulously gripping read that will appeal to fans of Girl With a Pearl Earring and The Goldfinch, but Burton is a genuinely new voice with her visceral take on sex, race and class... Burton writes great complex female characters' (Observer) 'A remarkable debut - complex, involving and deeply atmospheric' (Deborah Moggach, author of, Tulip Fever)"
Jessie Burton was born in 1982. She studied at Oxford University and the Central School of Speech and Drama, and has worked as an actress and a PA in the City. She now lives in south-east London, not far from where she grew up.