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You Review: The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton

Reviewed by David Young It’s late 17th century Holland, and Petronella (Nella) Oortmans’ father dies, leaving large debts which can only be paid off by marrying Nella to the 20 years older Johannes Brandt, a prosperous Amsterdam merchant. As a …

You Review a Local Author: The Anatomy Lesson – Nina Siegal

Reviewed by Richard Metcalf Set in 16th century Amsterdam, this highly enjoyable historical novel centers around the genesis of the Rembrandt painting from which it takes its name, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp. The cast of compelling characters …

You Review a Local Author: How to Be Orange – Greg Shapiro

Reviewed by Elizabeth Joss How To Be Orange is an entertaining account of Greg Shapiro‘s expat life in The Netherlands. Shapiro, a comedian well known for his performances at Boom Chicago Comedy Theatre, Comedy Central and VARA HumorTV, sheds light …