Chevalier Tracy - Tracy Chevalier 3-Book Collection
|Three of Tracy Chevalier’s highly acclaimed novels, GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, REMARKABLE CREATURES and FALLING ANGELS packaged together in one eBook for the first time.|
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
Tracy Chevalier’s extraordinary novel on the corruption of innocence and the price of genius is a contemporary classic and an international bestseller.
17th Century Holland. When Griet becomes a maid in the household of Johannes Vermeer in the town of Delft, she thinks she knows her role: housework, laundry and the care of his six children. But as she becomes part of his world and his work, their growing intimacy spreads tension and deception in the ordered household and, as the scandal seeps out, into the town beyond.
In the early 19th century, a windswept beach along the English coast brims with fossils for those with the eye.
From the moment she is struck by lightning as a baby, it is clear Mary Anning is different. Her discovery of strange fossilized creatures in the cliffs of Lyme Regis sets the world alight. But Mary must face powerful prejudice from a male scientific establishment, not to mention vicious gossip and the heartbreak of forbidden love. Then in prickly, clever Elizabeth Philpot, a fossil-obsessed spinster, she finds a champion. Despite their differences, Mary and Elizabeth’s passion must win out.
January 1901, the day after Queen Victoria’s death: two families visit neighbouring graves in a fashionable London cemetery. One is decorated with a sentimental angel, the other an elaborate urn. The Waterhouses revere the late Queen and cling to Victorian traditions; the Colemans look forward to a more modern society. To their mutual distaste, the families are inextricably linked when their daughters become friends behind the tombstones. And worse, befriend the gravedigger’s son.
A poignant tale of two families brought reluctantly together, Falling Angels is an intimate story of childhood friendships, sexual awakening and human frailty.