The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier

The Lady and the UnicornThe Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The setting and the historical aspect were interesting and informative. Perhaps a little too informative? There were no obvious information dumps, but there were times, especially when the story shifts to the weaver's portion of the story, that I felt I was reading a book entitled "Guilds in the Medieval Village" and not the fictionalized story of how a very famous tapestry came to be. As the the characters, when the're really all quite superficial and each only has one purpose in the story. What you learn about them at their introduction is all you'll ever need to know about them. My last quibble is the epilogue. If most of the characters are fictional, why tell their "what happened to" story in that way? Either it's a part of this story, or write another book.

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