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A discovery of witches, Deborah Harkness

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A discovery of witches
Title
A discovery of witches
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Deborah Harkness
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Language
eng
Summary
Deep in the heart of Oxford's Bodleian Library, scholar Diana Bishop requests a manuscript called Ashmole 782 in the course of her research. Coming from an old and distinguished lineage of witches, Diana senses that the ancient book might be bound up with magic - but she herself wants nothing to do with sorcery; and after making a few notes on its curious images, she banishes it quickly back to the stacks. But what she doesn't know is that the old alchemical text has been lost for centuries, and its sudden appearance has set a fantastical underworld stirring. Soon, a distracting horde of daemons, witches, and vampires descends upon the Bodleian's reading rooms. One of these creatures is Matthew Clairmont, an enigmatic and eminent geneticist, practitioner of yoga, and wine connoisseur - and also a vampire with a keen interest in Ashmole 782. Equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense, A Discovery of Witches is a novel of epic scope, traveling from the cobbled streets of Oxford to the châteaus and mountains of the Auvergne to a small town in upstate New York. It also takes us into a rich fifteen-hundred-year history that spans Clovis and the Crusades, the Knights Templar, and the American Revolution. As Matthew and Diana's alliance deepens into intimacy, Diana must come to terms with age-old taboos and her own family's conflicted history - and she must learn where the modern woman she is meets the source of ancient power that is her legacy. With a scholar's depth and the touch of a great storyteller, Deborah Harkness has woven a tale of passion and obsession; the collision of magic, alchemy, and science; and the closely guarded secrets of an enchanted world. --
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From dust jacket
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1965-
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Harkness, Deborah E.
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
novels
Reading level
5.7
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1965-
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Harkness, Deborah E.
Series statement
  • All souls trilogy
  • All souls universe
Series volume
book one
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Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Andrae, A
  • Vampires
  • Witches
  • Women college teachers
  • Magic
  • Alchemy
  • Science and magic
  • American fiction
  • Vampires
  • Witches
  • Alchemy
  • American fiction
  • Magic
  • Science and magic
  • Vampires
  • Witches
  • Women college teachers
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • Vampires
  • Witches
  • Alchemy
  • Magic
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Love stories
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A discovery of witches, Deborah Harkness
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Contents
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
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635459436
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
579 pages
Isbn
9780670022410
Lccn
2010030425
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 505
System control number
(OCoLC)635459436
Label
A discovery of witches, Deborah Harkness
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
635459436
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
579 pages
Isbn
9780670022410
Lccn
2010030425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 505
System control number
(OCoLC)635459436

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