#34 ~ The Lady and the Unicorn


The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier

This book was an incredibly fast read and a wonderful experience. Before finishing this book I thought that this was the best Tracy Chevalier novel I’ve read thus far. The characters are interesting from the very beginning and, unlike some books – not just Chevalier’s, I never really figured out “where all of this” was going until the end. That is really nice.

The Lady and the Unicorn tells the story of a randy artist commissioned to paint a series of portraits that will become tapestries for a “new money” aristocrat in Paris. [to be completed]


Okay, so I never did complete this review. It was a good book. I think what drew me to it more than any other of Chevalier’s work was the transformation of paintings into tapestries. All of the characters involved were interesting and engaging. I also think that all received the future they deserved as well.


  • At 2008.05.09 00:31, kegsoccer said:

    Okay, I promise this is the last book of this bunch I’ll try to win! But I thoroughly enjoyed “Girl With a Pearl Earring” and would probably like this too. May I also say that the last sentence of your review intrigues me and makes me want to get my hands on this!

    • At 2008.05.14 18:17, Erin said:

      I loved The Girl With the Pearl Earring, please enter me in this one too. Thanks

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