Jessie Burton with The Muse in St Andrews

Tuesday 23rd August 2016

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Start time 8pm
Image of Jessie Burton with The Muse

Jessie Burton’s name that has been on every reader’s lips since her bestselling debut novel, The Miniaturist propelled her onto the literary stage. She has since won countless awards and gained high acclaim – now she’s back with The Muse.

We are thrilled to welcome the extremely talented Burton, introducing one of the most anticipated books of 2016. Effortlessly stepping into the shoes of Donna Tart, Sarah Waters and Tracy Chevalier, Burton offers us a lost painting an intrigue that spans 1930s Spain and 1960s London – it’s absolutely brilliant.

A tale of four women bound together by a mysterious lost painting, The Muse presents a masterfully layered plot and echoes the magic, beauty and glamour of The Miniaturist.


“A fabulously gripping read that will appeal to fans of Girl With a Pearl Earring and The Goldfinch, but Burton is a genuinely new voice with her visceral take on sex, race and class…”
– The Guardian