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Jessie Burton

Author of The Miniaturist

12 Works 6,145 Members 280 Reviews 1 Favorited

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Burton, Jessica Kathryn
Birthdate
1982-08-17
Gender
female
Nationality
UK
Country (for map)
England, UK
Birthplace
London, England, UK
Education
Oxford University
Central School of Speech and Drama
Occupations
actor
personal assistant
writer
Agent
Juliet Mushens
Short biography
Jessie Burton est une auteure et actrice anglaise.
Après des études à la Central School of Speech and Drama et à l'université d'Oxford, elle devient comédienne pour le théâtre et la télévision.
Jessie Burton a joué au National Theatre de Londres dans "The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other" (L'Heure où nous ne savions rien l'un de l'autre) de l’auteur allemand Peter Handke.
Depuis 2015, elle est la plus connue au niveau international pour son premier roman "Miniaturiste" (The Miniaturist, 2014) qui a obtenu de nombreux prix dont le Specsavers National Book Awards : Nouvel écrivain de l'année et le Specsavers National Book Awards : Livre de l'année.
Son second roman, "Les filles au lion" (The Muse) a été publié en 2016.
"Miniaturiste" a été adapté en mini-série en deux épisodes par la BBC en 2017.
En septembre 2020, paraît en France « Les secrets de ma mère ».

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A sequel to The Miniaturist (you'd be missing a great deal of the backstory if you haven't read that first), and with most of the same major problems as that one, namely a complete lack of resolution (or even progression) of the miniaturist storyline.
 
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JBD1 | 9 other reviews | Feb 21, 2024 |
This book never fully grabbed me and as a result I felt that it was too long. Around 60% through I just didn't care anymore, but I was curious about the Miniaturist so I pushed through. It was not worth it. The book is well written, and I can see the appeal, it just didn't work for me.
 
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LynnMPK | 216 other reviews | Feb 13, 2024 |
Okay, but only just barely. I needed a bit more explanation of what was supposed to be the main plotline of the story, the miniaturist ... overall, meh.
 
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JBD1 | 216 other reviews | Feb 10, 2024 |
Charming little story, although I have never idea what the point of the miniaturist was.
 
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bschweiger | 216 other reviews | Feb 4, 2024 |

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Works
12
Members
6,145
Popularity
#4,004
Rating
½ 3.6
Reviews
280
ISBNs
195
Languages
16
Favorited
1

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