OVER FIVE MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE
20th Anniversary Edition with a new introduction by the author.
Those eyes are fixed on someone. But who? What is she thinking as she stares out from one of the world's best-loved paintings? Johannes Vermeer can spot exceptional beauty. When servant girl Griet catches his eye, she soon becomes both student and muse.
But then he gives her his wife's pearl earrings to wear for a portrait, and a scandal erupts that could threaten Griet's future... Vivid and captivating, this timeless modern classic has become a successful film and an international bestseller, with over 5 million copies sold around the world; now with a new introduction by the author.
'A veritable work of art...one of those rare novels where all the decisions made by the author appear inevitable and right' Rose Tremain
'Timeless, delicate and as exquisitely measured as one of Vermeer's paintings. Tense yet perfectly-paced and filled with the beauty of life's colours, Girl with the Pearl Earring is a masterpiece in its own right. Just a phenomenon. I will hold this novel close for the rest of my life' Jessie Burton, author of The Minaturist
'A wonderful novel, mysterious, steeped in atmosphere, deeply revealing about the process of painting...truly magical' Guardian