Big news for a book about miniature things – The Miniaturist is one of eight books chosen by Waterstones booksellers for their book of the year shortlist.

Of the list, Waterstones Managing Director James Daunt said, ‘Any one may be crowned our Book of the Year with pride but – my goodness – it will be for a variety of reasons: all is well in the world of bookselling!’

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, 2nd December. Our fingers are crossed!


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The Miniaturist