There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed . . . On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt, but instead she is met by his sharp-tongued sister, Marin. Only later does Johannes appear and present her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in unexpected ways . . . Nella is at first mystified by the closed world of the Brandt household, but as she uncovers its secrets she realizes the escalating dangers that await them all. Does the miniaturist hold their fate in her hands? And will she be the key to their salvation or the architect of their downfall? Beautiful, intoxicating and filled with heart-pounding suspense, The Miniaturist is a magnificent story of love and obsession, betrayal and retribution, appearance and truth.
In July 1942, thirteen-year-old Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the occupation, went into hiding in an Amsterdam warehouse. Over the next two years Anne describes in her diary the frustrations of living in such close quarters. This title presents her dairy that ends abruptly when, in August 1944, they were all betrayed.
The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this unique and captivating country. Explore Amsterdam´s canals on a boat trip, cycle around the Kinderdijk to spy vintage windmills, wander through colourful tulip blossoms at the Keukenhof flower gardens or admire the lavish Paleis Het Loo: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of the Netherlands with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide The Netherlands: - Over 35 colour maps help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of the Netherlands, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and floorplans show the inside of icons such as Amsterdam´s Gothic Oude Kerk and iconic Rijksmuseum, the Hague´s art-filled Mauritshuis, elegant Paleis Het Loo and more - Colour photographs of the Netherlands´ canal-strewn cities including quirky Amsterdam and medieval Utrecht, quaint towns, historic sights, colourful tulip fields, iconic windmills, sandy beaches and more - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about the country´s maritime history, unique culture, ubiquitous dams, traditional farmhouses and windmills, world-famous artists, beautiful pottery and tiles, tulip fields, traditional festivals and more - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Amsterdam, including Oude Zijde, Nieuwe Zijde, the Canal Ring and the Museum Quarter; North Holland; Utrecht; South Holland; Zeeland; West Frisian Islands; Groningen; Friesland; Drenthe; Overijssel; Flevoland; Gelderland; North Brabant; Limburg and more - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful phrases, and visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guide The Netherlands is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to this charming country. DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. ´´No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one´´ - The Independent On a city break? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Amsterdam. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK´s highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world´s leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank´s remarkable diary has since become a world classic -- a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the ´´Secret Annex´´ of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.
Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank´s remarkable diary has since become a world classic-a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the ´´Secret Annex´´ of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short. Praise for The Diary of a Young Girl ´´A truly remarkable book.´´-The New York Times ´´One of the most moving personal documents to come out of World War II.´´-The Philadelphia Inquirer ´´There may be no better way to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II than to reread The Diary of a Young Girl, a testament to an indestructible nobility of spirit in the face of pure evil.´´-Chicago Tribune ´´The single most compelling personal account of the Holocaust . . . remains astonishing and excruciating.´´-The New York Times Book Review ´´How brilliantly Anne Frank captures the self-conscious alienation and naïve self-absorption of adolescence.´´-Newsday
With the festive season almost upon him, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson is winding down at work and gearing up socially - kicking off Christmas with a week of sex and drugs in Amsterdam. There are irritating flies in the ointment, though, including a missing wife, a nagging cocaine habit, a dramatic deterioration in his genital health, a string of increasingly demanding extra-marital affairs. The last thing he needs is a messy murder to solve. Still it will mean plenty of overtime, a chance to stitch up some colleagues and finally clinch the promotion he craves. But as Bruce spirals through the lower reaches of degradation and evil, he encounters opposition - in the form of truth and ethical conscience - from the most unexpected quarter of all: his anus. In Bruce Robertson, Welsh has created one of the most corrupt, misanthropic characters in contemporary fiction , and has written a dark, disturbing and very funny novel about sleaze, power, and the abuse of everything. At last, a novel that lives up to its name. Now a major motion picture starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell and Jim Broadbent. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tam Dean Burn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001046/bk_rhuk_001046_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.