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The Alchemist's Daughter

(2006)
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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. But their work is interrupted by the arrival of two strangers, one a researcher into the life of plants, the other a dazzling young merchant. During the course of a sultry August, whilst her father is away, Emilie is caught up in the passion of first love and, listening for the first time to her heart rather than her head, she makes her choice...with consequences that are far-reaching and tumultuous.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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October 2006 : UK Hardback

Title: The Alchemist's Daughter
Author(s): Katharine McMahon
ISBN: 0-7505-2610-6 / 978-0-7505-2610-4 (UK edition)
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Title: The Alchemist's Daughter: A Novel
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Alchemist's Daughter
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Title: The Alchemist's Daughter: A Novel
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Title: The Alchemist's Daughter
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Title: The Alchemist's Daughter
Author(s): Katherine McMahon
ISBN: 1-4072-1663-5 / 978-1-4072-1663-8 (UK edition)
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September 2008 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Alchemist's Daughter
Author(s): Katharine McMahon
ISBN: 1-84652-313-3 / 978-1-84652-313-7 (UK edition)
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September 2008 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Alchemist's Daughter
Author(s): Katharine McMahon
ISBN: 1-84652-314-1 / 978-1-84652-314-4 (UK edition)
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February 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Alchemist's Daughter (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Katharine McMahon
ISBN: 1-4159-2767-7 / 978-1-4159-2767-0 (USA edition)
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Title: The Alchemist's Daughter
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ISBN: 1-4159-2766-9 / 978-1-4159-2766-3 (USA edition)
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Title: The Alchemist's Daughter: A brilliantly plotted historical novel about alchemy, love and deceit
Author(s): Katharine McMahon
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Title: The Alchemist's Daughter: A brilliantly plotted historical novel about alchemy, love and deceit
Author(s): Katharine McMahon
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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Title: The Alchemist's Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Katharine McMahon
Publisher: Crown
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