February 2017: Tulip Fever

Official CBC February 2017 selection:

Tulip Fever
Book written by Deborah Moggach
Film Dir. Justin Chadwick

In 1630s Amsterdam, tulipomania has seized the populace. Everywhere men are seduced by the fantastic exotic flower. But for wealthy merchant Cornelis Sandvoort, it is his young and beautiful wife, Sophia, who stirs his soul. Cornelis yearns for an heir, but so far he and Sophia have failed to produce one. In a bid for immortality, he commissions a portrait of them both by the talented young painter Jan van Loos. But as Van Loos begins to capture Sophia’s likeness on canvas, a slow passion begins to burn between the beautiful young wife and the talented artist.

Book purchase links:

Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach
McNally Jackson: Independent Booksellers
Posman Books
Amazon

Tulip Fever trailer (movie release February 24, 2017)

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