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The Nature of Monsters

(2007)
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1666: The Great Fire of London sweeps through the streets and a heavily pregnant woman flees the flames. A few months later she gives birth to a child disfigured by a red birthmark.
1718: Sixteen-year-old Eliza Tally sees the gleaming dome of St. Paul's Cathedral rising above a rebuilt city. She arrives as an apothecary's maid, a position hastily arranged to shield the father of her unborn child from scandal. But why is the apothecary so eager to welcome her when he already has a maid, a half-wit named Mary? Why is Eliza never allowed to look her veiled master in the face or go into the study where he pursues his experiments? It is only on her visits to the Huguenot bookseller who supplies her master's scientific tomes that she realizes the nature of his obsession. And she knows she has to act to save not just the child but Mary and herself.
With exquisite prose, dark humor, and a historian's eye for detail, Clare Clark has created another transporting novel.

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Hardback Editions

September 2007 : UK Hardback

Title: The Nature of Monsters (Charnwood Large Print)
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 1-84617-877-0 / 978-1-84617-877-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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August 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Nature of Monsters (Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-7862-9737-9 / 978-0-7862-9737-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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May 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Nature of Monsters
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-15-101206-7 / 978-0-15-101206-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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February 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Nature of Monsters
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-670-91532-7 / 978-0-670-91532-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking/Penguin, London
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Paperback Editions

June 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Nature of Monsters
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-14-101834-8 / 978-0-14-101834-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Nature of Monsters
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-15-603408-5 / 978-0-15-603408-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Audio Editions

2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Nature of Monsters
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 1-4281-4258-4 / 978-1-4281-4258-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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November 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Nature of Monsters
Author(s): Clare Clark
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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November 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Nature of Monsters
Author(s): Clare Clark
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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November 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Nature of Monsters
Author(s): Clare Clark
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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2007 : USA Audio CD

Title: the nature of monsters
Author(s): Claire Clark
ISBN: 1-4281-4257-6 / 978-1-4281-4257-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Nature of Monsters
Author(s): Clare Clark
Publisher: Mariner Books
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