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A discovery of witches

Author: Deborah E Harkness
Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A. : Viking, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The orphaned daughter of two powerful witches, Bishop prefers intellect, but relies on magic when her discovery of a palimpsest documenting the origin of supernatural species releases an assortment of undead who threaten, stalk, and harass her. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Paranormal fiction
Romance fiction
Love stories
Named Person: A Andrae; Diana (Fictitious character) Bishop; Matthew (Fictitious character) Clairmont
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah E Harkness
ISBN: 9780670022410 0670022411 9780670022618 0670022616 9780755374021 0755374029 9780143119685 0143119680
OCLC Number: 635459436
Description: 579 pages ; 24 cm.
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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A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES was the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair's hottest title and Headline is proud to be launching this dazzling fiction debut in the UK in 2011  Read more...

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'Intelligent and off-the-wall, it will be irresistible to Twilight fans' -- The Sunday Times 'Write what you know, debut novelists are told and Professor Deborah Harkness has accordingly set hers in Read more...

 
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