Weaving together a medieval tale

<p>Tracy Chevalier is following her successful historical novels, Girl with a Pearl Earring (to be released as a film this autumn) and Fallen Angels, with a tale that recreates the background to the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, a set of six French medieval tapestries now housed in the Cluny museum in Paris. </p><p>In The Lady and the Unicorn, womanising portrait painter Nicholas des Innocents is commissioned to design the tapestries; his images of the Lady reflect the faces of the individual women he is involved with.</p><p>"When I was a teenager I had a unicorn obsession the way other ...

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