Seventeenth-century Amsterdam âe" a city in the grip of tulip fever.
Sophiaâe(tm)s husband Cornelis is one of the lucky ones grown rich from this exotic new flower.
To celebrate, he commissions a talented young artist to paint him with his beautiful young bride.
But as the portrait grows, so does the passion between Sophia and the painter; and ambitions, desires and dreams breed an intricate deception and a reckless gamble.
From the bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel this is the thrilling book behind the forthcoming film starring Judi Dench, Jack O'Connell, Christoph Waltz and Cara Delevingne
"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 story of love, deceit, changelings, and mistaken identity worthy of a Restoration dramatist" Daily Mail "A sumptuous and enthralling novel about art, love, illusion and money...with the denouement of a classic" The Times "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 Tulip Fever and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which was made into a top-grossing film starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith. Her screenplays include the film of Pride and Prejudice, which was nominated for a BAFTA. She lives in Wales.