This month's book choice for the Nomad Modern Book Club is The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.
As usual, it is free to attend and you do not need to book in advance. All you need to do is turn up on the day and enjoy a glass of wine and a discussion about the book.
The novel is set in Seventeenth Century Amsterdam as eighteen year old Nella Oortman arrives in the city to begin a new life as the wife of an illustrious trader. Nella's husband presents her with a miniature replica of their home as a wedding gift. She then engages the services of an artist who creates tiny occupants for the house which mirror their real life counterparts. As the tale unfurls, these creations begin to show Nella what grave dangers lie in wait. The Miniaturist has been named as Waterstones Book of the Year 2014 and Specsavers Book of the Year 2014.