Author(s): Deborah Moggach
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.
From the bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel this is a thrilling story of power, lust and deception set in seventeenth-century Amsterdam.
"A tale of passion, obsession and deception, Deborah Moggach's Tulip Fever is undoubtedly a technically accomplished novel by an experienced author... Aesthetically pleasing in style, showered with metaphors and symbolic language." -- Beatrice Scudeler Palatinate "A scintillating story of lust, deception and retribution" Independent on Sunday "A sumptuous and enthralling novel about art, love, illusion and money...with the denouement of a classic" The Times "A story of love, deceit, changelings, and mistaken identity worthy of a Restoration dramatist" -- Anna Pavord Daily Mail "A byzantine plot that hurtles towards disaster, while retaining the polished veneer of a Dutch interior" Harpers & Queen
Deborah Moggach is the author of many successful novels including the bestseller The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Her screenplays include The Diary of Anne Frank and the film of Pride and Prejudice, which was nominated for a BAFTA. She lives in North London.