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The Alchemist's Daughter

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The Alchemist's Daughter by Katharine McMahon
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A classic, page-turning story of secrets and science, passion and betrayal, innocence and experience.Dark secrets haunt the manor house at Selden in Buckinghamshire, where Emilie Selden, motherless, fiercely intelligent and beautiful, has been raised in near isolation by her father. John Selden, student of Isaac Newton, is conducting a secret experiment. He aims to turn Emilie into a brilliant natural philosopher and alchemist and fills her with knowledge while recording every step she takes. In the spring of 1725, when Emilie is eighteen, father and daughter begin their most daring adventure - an attempt to breathe life into dead matter. But they are interrupted by the arrival of two strangers. During the course of a sultry August, Emilie is caught up in the passion of first love and, listening for the first time to her heart rather than her head, she makes her choice - with consequences that are far-reaching and tumultuous.

Author Biography

Katharine McMahon is the author of four novels. She has taught in secondary schools, performed in local theatre and worked as a Royal Literary Fund fellow teaching writing skills at the Universities of Hertfordshire and Warwick. She lives in Hertfordshire.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pages
320
Dimensions
200x134x22
ISBN-13
9780753821312
Product ID
1671784

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