The Muse – Jessie Burton

This was an impulse pick-up from the library – having read and adored Burton’s The Miniaturist a couple years ago, it was a bit of a no-brainer to give her latest a try.

The Muse is set between 1967 and 1936. There’s art and a mystery surrounding a valuable and rare painting; there’s racism and culture shock (one of the main characters is from Trinidad, and trying to build a life for herself in 1967 London); there’s love and scandal and truth and secrets and war and rebellion and myth and legend and it’s all wrapped up in beautiful prose and just really well crafted sentences.

Highly recommended.

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