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The Angel Maker

The Angel Maker

(2008)
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After many years Doctor Victor Hoppe returns to the small village he grew up in. His return after an absence of many years generates a lot of interest - and suspicion - as he is accompanied by three triplets, all of whom share the same physical deformity as the doctor - a hare lip. These children are very quiet and are rarely seen in the village. But with time, and a series of apparently miraculous cures and tales of the wife he lost, the doctor begins to win the villagers over. He hires an ex schoolmistress, Charlotte, to look after the children and has strict instructions about the way they are to be brought up. But the longer Charlotte works with the doctor, the more she begins to suspect that the children - and the doctor - aren't what they seem. As a child, the doctor was locked away in a harsh children's home run by nuns - because of his autism and his hare lip, he was assumed to be an idiot. He was eventually rescued but was determined never to succumb to the religious zealotry he witnessed in the convent and to dedicate his life instead to the pursuit of science. He began a career as a geneticist but his desire to correct the mistakes of nature lead him to eventual ruin and disgrace.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: The Angel Maker
Author(s): Stefan Brijs
ISBN: 0-297-85219-1 / 978-0-297-85219-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Paperback Editions

January 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Angel Maker
Author(s): Stefan Brijs
ISBN: 0-7538-2590-2 / 978-0-7538-2590-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Angel Maker
Author(s): Stefan Brijs
ISBN: 0-7538-2470-1 / 978-0-7538-2470-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Angel Maker
Author(s): Stefan Brijs
ISBN: 0-14-311309-7 / 978-0-14-311309-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

May 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Angel Maker
Author(s): Stefan Brijs
ISBN: 0-297-85296-5 / 978-0-297-85296-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

December 2008 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Angel Maker
Author(s): Stefan Brijs
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   

September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Angel Maker
Author(s): Stefan Brijs
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   



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