Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
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 his student and his 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, captivating and much emulated, this is a timeless modern classic, now with a new introduction by the author.