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Gutenberg\'s Apprentice

Gutenberg's Apprentice

(2014)
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Sophisticated and moving...Powerful' Sunday Times 'A deep, immersive recreation of a pivotal moment in history' A. D. Miller 'If ever there were a historical novel with up-to-the-minute resonance, this is it. As we go through another information revolution, Christie's novel takes us back in brilliantly observed detail to the first - the invention of the printing press. Her characters are engaging, the world as beautifully crafted as one of Gutenberg's hot-metal letters, and the themes more relevant now than ever' Naomi Alderman In the middle of the 15th century, scribe Peter Schoeffer is dismayed to be instructed by his father to give up his beloved profession of illuminating texts in Paris. Instead he is to travel to Mainz in Germany to be apprenticed to Johann Gutenberg, an entrepreneur who has invented a new process for producing books - the printing press. Working in conditions of extreme secrecy, the men employed by Gutenberg daily face new challenges both artistic and physical as they strive to create the new books to the standard required by their master.In a time of huge turmoil in Europe and around the world, Gutenberg is relentless in pursuing his dream and wooing the powerful religious leaders whose support is critical. Peter's resistance to the project slowly dissolves as he sees that, with the guidance of a scribe such as himself, the new Bibles could be as beautiful in their way as the old. Today we can see that beauty in some of our museums, but few know the astonishing tale of ambition, ruthlessness and triumph that lies behind it.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Gutenberg's Apprentice: A Novel
Author(s): Alix Christie
ISBN: 0-06-233601-0 / 978-0-06-233601-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : Canada Paperback
Title: Gutenberg's Apprentice
Author(s): Alix Christie
ISBN: 1-4434-3384-5 / 978-1-4434-3384-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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September 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Gutenberg's Apprentice: A Novel
Author(s): Alix Christie
ISBN: 0-06-233602-9 / 978-0-06-233602-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

June 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Gutenberg's Apprentice
Author(s): Alix Christie
ISBN: 1-4722-2015-3 / 978-1-4722-2015-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2014 : Canada Paperback
Title: Gutenberg's Apprentice
Author(s): Alix Christie
ISBN: 1-4434-3383-7 / 978-1-4434-3383-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

September 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Gutenberg's Apprentice
Author(s): Alix Christie
ISBN: 1-4722-2017-X / 978-1-4722-2017-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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September 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Gutenberg's Apprentice: A Novel
Author(s): Alix Christie
ISBN: 0-06-234530-3 / 978-0-06-234530-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Gutenberg's Apprentice
Author(s): Alix Christie
ISBN: 1-4830-2844-5 / 978-1-4830-2844-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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September 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Gutenberg's Apprentice
Author(s): Alix Christie
ISBN: 0-06-237500-8 / 978-0-06-237500-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins Publ. USA
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Gutenberg's Apprentice: a Novel
Author(s): Alix Christie
ISBN: 1-4830-2845-3 / 978-1-4830-2845-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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September 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Gutenberg's Apprentice
Author(s): Alix Christie
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Gutenberg's Apprentice
Author(s): Alix Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Gutenberg's Apprentice
Author(s): Alix Christie
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon CA   

September 2014 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Gutenberg's Apprentice: A Novel
Author(s): Alix Christie
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon   

September 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Gutenberg's Apprentice
Author(s): Christie Alix
Publisher: Review
Availability: Amazon UK   



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