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The alchemist's daughter

A story of secrets and science, passion and betrayal, innocence and experience. Dark secrets haunt the manor house at Selden in Buckinghamshire, where Emilie Selden, motherless, fiercely intelligent and more beautiful than she realises, has been raised in near isolation by her father. John Selden, student of Isaac Newton, is conducting a bold and secret experiment. He aims to turn Emilie into a brilliant natural philosopher and alchemist. Secluded in his ancient manor house, with only their two servants for company, he fills her with knowledge and records every step she takes. In the spring of 1725, when Emilie is eighteen, father and daughter begin their most daring alchemical adventure of all - an attempt to breathe life into dead matter.

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
32320003380775 F
Fiction-Adult   East Maitland library . . Available .  
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Field name Details
ISBN 0297850857
0297851039 (pbk.)
Classification Number F
Author McMahon, Katharine
Title The alchemist's daughter
Publisher London : : Weidenfeld & Nicolson,, c2006.
Note Formerly CIP.
A story of secrets and science, passion and betrayal, innocence and experience. Dark secrets haunt the manor house at Selden in Buckinghamshire, where Emilie Selden, motherless, fiercely intelligent and more beautiful than she realises, has been raised in near isolation by her father. John Selden, student of Isaac Newton, is conducting a bold and secret experiment. He aims to turn Emilie into a brilliant natural philosopher and alchemist. Secluded in his ancient manor house, with only their two servants for company, he fills her with knowledge and records every step she takes. In the spring of 1725, when Emilie is eighteen, father and daughter begin their most daring alchemical adventure of all - an attempt to breathe life into dead matter.
Classification General.
Subject Scientists -- Family relations -- Fiction
Conflict of generations Fiction.
Country homes -- Fiction
Alchemists -- Fiction
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