The new novel from the author of the much-loved Girl with a Pearl Earring and Falling Angels. Jean le Viste, a newly wealthy member of the French court, commissions some tapestries to hang in his chateau. Nicolas, his chosen designer, meets le Viste's wife Genevieve and his daughter Claude, both of whom take a keen interest in the tapestries. From Paris, Nicolas moves to a weaver's workshop in Brussels. The creation of the tapestries brings together people who would not otherwise meet - their lives become entangled, and so do their desires. As they fall in love, are shunned, take revenge, find unrequited love, turn to the church or to pagan ideals, the tapestries become to each an ideal vision of life - yet all discover that they are unable to make this ideal world their own.
Read by Isla Blair and Jamie Glover. Abridged on 3 CDs.