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Plague and cholera

Author: Patrick Deville; J A Underwood
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Paris, May 1940. Nazi troops storm the city and at Le Bourget airport, on the last flight out, sits Dr Alexandre Yersin, his gaze politely turned away from his fellow passengers with their jewels sewn into their luggage. He is too old for the combat ahead, and besides he has already saved millions of lives. When he was the brilliant young protege of Louis Pasteur, he focused his exceptional mind on a great medical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Novels
Named Person: Alexandre Yersin; Alexandre Yersin
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Deville; J A Underwood
ISBN: 9781408704745 1408704749 9781408705193 1408705192
OCLC Number: 834976556
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 292 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Peste et choléra.
Responsibility: Patrick Deville ; translated from French by J.A. Underwood.
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Patrick Deville's captivating novel about the brilliant scientist and polymath Alexandre Yersin; a French publishing sensation, shortlisted for every major literary award and a notable bestseller.  Read more...

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A fascinating novel about one of the undercelebrated heroes of science The Times Cool, clever ... unlike anything I've read for a long time and something genuinely out of the ordinary -- Richard Read more...

 
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