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Episode Thirty - Jessie Burton

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In this episode Alex talks to the wonderful author Jessie Burton, to take you on a bejewelled and imaginative literary journey.

"Would you believe I actually met Jessie Burton before her first book was published. And what an incredible journey it’s been for her since The Miniaturist was such a smash hit. Luckily for me, she’s just as gorgeous and generous as she was all those years ago. We had a lovely chat. And now I’m reading The House of Fortune, a follow-up to The Miniaturist so it was an extra special treat for me. I do hope you enjoy this one as much as I did. She brought along some spectacular jewellery too!" - Alex Monroe

Jessie shares the most treasured items from her collection, from antique rings to the sentimental pieces which thankfully have survived both a home robbery and a fire, and an incredibly striking cocktail ring which once belonged to Jackie Collins!  

Alex and Jessie discuss the similarities in their art forms, the joy of connecting with people through jewellery and writing, and how wearing pieces close to the skin, can make the wearer feel even closer to loved ones.

Be sure to keep an eye out for Jessie’s latest book, The House of Fortune, it is the follow up to The Miniaturist and an absolute must for your reading list!

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Here are some useful links for further reading on issues, events and artefacts discussed by Alex and Jessie:

Jessie’s Instagram -

Jessie’s Website -

The Lost Children by Valeria Luiselli -

Illustration by Connie Bella Monroe
Edited by Emily Sandford
Music by Daniel Patrick Cohen

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