Watch the making of The Miniaturist house

Watch how the house of The Miniaturist (including a miniature Peebo the parrot) came to life for the book's cover in this video.

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The book cover for The Miniaturist against a tiled floor background

Watch how the house of The Miniaturist (including a miniature Peebo the parrot) came to life for the book's cover in this video. The TV adaptation of Jessie Burton's novel airs on BBC One on Boxing Day 2017. 

The design for the book cover of The Miniaturist,  features a specially-made model of the house at the heart of the novel. Thanks to Andersen M Studio filming their work, you can now watch this little house being built, in all its infinitesimal detail... 

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton - Making the book cover

A ‘Making Of’ film by Andersen M Studio. Music: The Moments of Our Mornings (Kai Engel) / CC BY-NC 3.0

And because we couldn't resist, here are some close-ups of The Miniaturist cover elements (including a miniature Peebo the parrot!):

In interior of a miniature room, showing a blue chair, fireplace with a vase on the mantle and ornate blue wallpaper

tiny version of a green and yellow parrot, complete with feathers, sitting on a perch

Tiny room including a small fireplace with a blue & white vase on the mantel, a small gold mirror and a window complete with small panes

Tiny budgie on a perch in a small gold cage

Close up image of the tiny blue chair, behind on the wall a tiny framed map is visible

The Miniaturist

Book cover for The Miniaturist

On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt, but instead she is met by his sharp-tongued sister, Marin. Only later does Johannes appear and present her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in unexpected ways . . .

The Miniaturist is a million-copy bestselling debut novel by Jessie Burton and a major BBC TV series.