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This is an auction for A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness.

"In Harkness's lively debut, witches, vampires, and demons outnumber humans at Oxford's Bodleian Library, where witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The orphaned daughter of two powerful witches, Bishop prefers intellect, but relies on magic when her discovery of a palimpsest documenting the origin of supernatural species releases an assortment of undead who threaten, stalk, and harass her. Against all occult social propriety, Bishop turns for protection to tall, dark, bloodsucking man-about-town Clairmont. Harkness brings this world to vibrant life and makes the most of the growing popularity of Gothic adventure with an ending that keeps the Old Lodge door wide open."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

Amazon.com review:

"It all begins with a lost manuscript, a reluctant witch, and a 1500-year-old vampire. Dr Diana Bishop has a really good reason for refusing to do magic: she is a direct descendant of the first woman executed in the Salem Witch Trials, and her parents cautioned her be discreet about her talents before they were murdered, presumably for having "too much power." So it is purely by accident that Diana unlocks an enchanted long-lost manuscript at the Bodleian Library at Oxford, and finds herself in a race to prevent an interspecies war. Discovery of Witches is heady mix of history and magic, mythology and love (cue the aforementioned vampire!), making for a luxurious, intoxicating, one-sitting read."

Large format (trade) paperback 2011.

592 pages.

Good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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