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Viper wine : a novel

Author: Hermione Eyre
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At Whitehall Palace in 1632, the ladies at the court of Charles I are beginning to look suspiciously alike. Plump cheeks, dilated pupils, and a heightened sense of pleasure are the first signs that they have been drinking a potent new beauty tonic, Viper Wine, distilled and discreetly dispensed by the physician Lancelot Choice. Famed beauty Venetia Stanley is so extravagantly dazzling she has inspired Ben Jonson to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: Venetia Stanley; Kenelm Digby; Kenelm Digby; Venetia Stanley
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hermione Eyre
ISBN: 9780224097598 0224097598
OCLC Number: 876363660
Awards: Winner of Kitschies: Gold Tentacle 2015
Short-listed for Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2015
Long-listed for Folio Prize 2015
Description: 440 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Hermione Eyre.

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