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A Discovery of Witches : All Souls Trilogy: Book One - Deborah Harkness

A Discovery of Witches

All Souls Trilogy: Book One

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Published: 29th September 2011
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An epic, richly inventive, historically sweeping, magical romance.

When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires. Sensing the significance of Diana's discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire geneticist. Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels...

About the Author

Deborah Harkness is a professor of history at USC, specializing in science and medicine in early modern Europe. She is the author most recently of THE JEWEL HOUSE (Yale, 2007), based on her ground-breaking work on how science was practiced in Elizabethan London. (And she really did once find a missing manuscript in the Bodleian Library!)

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love the book and will also buy tthe next two

5

love the different spin on a tale that has been told many times awesome

clare south australia

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Brilliant beginning to a series

5

I re-read LOTR, the Outlander series and this series too.

Melbourne

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Great Trilogy - I have just re-read it and loved it again

4

3 wonderful books well worth the time to read

Gold Coast

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Wonderful book 1, in a brilliant Trilogy

5

Being a historian and literary professor,Deborah Harkness has a great platform of knowledge for this brilliant tale of witches, vampires, love and struggle. A must read, I couldn't put it down. Delivered in record time, in perfect condition as always.

Melbourne

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Good easy read

4

Easy light read that keeps the pages turning couldn't wait to read the follow up book.

Melbourne

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Awesome!

5

Awesome book!!!! I've read it six times and will read it again and again!

Melbourne

I would buy this book again

5

Great for reading anytime hard to put down once you are into the story.

Brisbane, Australia

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Don't judge a book by its title

4

Loooved this book and couldn't wait to get hold of the next."Shadow of Night" It is totally believable and enjoyable.I have bought another copy to give as a present during 2013 to a lucky friend.

Sydney

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A Discovery of Witches

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100.0

...a grand romance smartly dressed up in the fashion for the occult...Sauced up with magic as well as being intelligent, the novel will be irresistible to Twilight fans * The Sunday Times * A romp through magical academia * Guardian * An inventive addition to the supernatural craze... Historian Harkness's racy paranormal romance has exciting amounts of spells, kisses and battles, and is recounted with enchanting, page-turning panache * Marie Claire * A bubbling cauldron of illicit desire...all the ingredients for an assured saga that blends romance with fantasy * Daily Mail * Intelligent and off-the-wall, it will be irresistible to Twilight fans * The Sunday Times *

ISBN: 9780755374045
ISBN-10: 0755374045
Series: All Souls
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 704
Published: 29th September 2011
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.4  x 4.4
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1