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The Music of the Spheres

(2001)
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London, the summer of 1795: a season of revolutionary fervour, scientific discovery and vicious murders. The British government is in disarray, unable to stem the flood of secrets to Paris; betrayals that doom her war efforts to failure. In rural Kensington a group of French emigrés are pursuing a scientific dream, the discovery of a planet they call Selene. The group has fallen under the spell of a beautiful and amoral woman - Auguste de Montpellier who is at once their muse and dark angel. Meanwhile a killer lurks in the back streets of the capital: the victims are all prostitutes and have been paid in French Louis d'Or, the currency of France's spies.Jonathan Absey is a Home Office clerk whose official task is to smash the French spy ring. Privately however, he has become obsessed with the murders. These interests intersect when he finds himself drawn into the Montpellier circle, yet his pursuit for truth remains obscured through coded letters, opium and conspiracy. Absey must uncover the mystery before the summer dies; an invasion fleet is being prepared to set sail across the channel and the lives of those on board now rest on his discoveries.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"I found this novel unputdownable. The complex narrative is brilliantly handled to keep the reader guessing right to the end... fascinating..." - Charles Palliser


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Title: The Music of the Spheres (Windsor Selection S.)
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Title: The Music Of The Spheres
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December 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Music of the Spheres
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Title: The Music of the Spheres
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ISBN: 0-425-20538-X / 978-0-425-20538-9 (USA edition)
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December 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Music of the Spheres (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
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August 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Music Of The Spheres
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ISBN: 0-09-940637-3 / 978-0-09-940637-2 (UK edition)
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July 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Music of the Spheres
Author(s): Elizabeth Redfern
ISBN: 0-515-13239-X / 978-0-515-13239-7 (USA edition)
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July 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Music of the Spheres
Author(s): Elizabeth Redfern
ISBN: 0-399-14763-2 / 978-0-399-14763-0 (USA edition)
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Music of the Spheres
Author(s): Elizabeth Redfern
ISBN: 0-7126-7491-8 / 978-0-7126-7491-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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July 2001 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Music of the Spheres
Author(s): Elizabeth Redfern
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July 2001 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Music of the Spheres
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Title: The Music of the Spheres
Author(s): Elizabeth Redfern
ISBN: 0-7435-0781-9 / 978-0-7435-0781-3 (USA edition)
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July 2001 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Music Of The Spheres
Author(s): Elizabeth Redfern
ISBN: 0-7435-0782-7 / 978-0-7435-0782-0 (USA edition)
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June 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Music Of The Spheres
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