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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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A Discovery of Witches (Large Print) (Thorndike Basic)

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ISBN13: 9781410436337
ISBN10: 1410436330
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A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.

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Lois F, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Lois F)
Deborah Harkness has written a book that's full of the Esoteric, Excitement, Intelligence, and Romance. Her main characters, Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont, are believable presenting a life that many wonder about.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781410436337
Publisher:
Thorndike Press
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Author:
Harkness, Deborah
Author:
Harkness, Deborah E.
Subject:
Horror - General
Publication Date:
20110401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
918
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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