Paperback edition of the epic and richly inventive magical romance,
which was the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair's hottest title.
Historian Diana Bishop enters a world of witches when she opens an
alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library. This is the first
book in the "All Souls" trilogy.
'Intelligent and off-the-wall, it will be irresistible to Twilight fans' -- The Sunday Times 'A bubbling cauldron of illicit desire...all the ingredients for an assured saga that blends romance with fantasy' -- Daily Mail 'An inventive addition to the supernatural craze... Historian Harkness's racy paranormal romance has exciting amounts of spells, kisses and battles, and is recounted with enchanting, page-turning panache' -- Marie Claire 'A romp through magical academia' -- Guardian '...a grand romance smartly dressed up in the fashion for the occult...Sauced up with magic as well as being intelligent, the novel will be irresistible to Twilight fans' -- The Sunday Times
Deborah Harkness is a professor of history at USC, specialising in science and medicine in early modern Europe. She is the author most recently of THE JEWEL HOUSE (Yale, 2007), based on her ground-breaking work on how science was practiced in Elizabethan London. (And she really did once find a missing manuscript in the Bodleian Library!)