The Apothecary's Daughter

The Apothecary's Daughter

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A nobleman and his wife, an apothecary nun, an astronomer-mathematician, an inquisitor, a poet who is both lover and villain, a portraitist, a queen and loyal servants deftly act out a beautiful drama of tantalizing relationships. They take up their roles in castle and convent, some surrounded by ornate interiors, garbed in velvets and silks, garlanded with precious jewels; while others abide in simple space devoid of art or representation, and dressed in plain linens and dull calicos. "The Apothecary's Daughter" is a wondrous tale, rendered in erotic prose and poetry, stitched through with rich imagery, humour and tenderness. A universal story of inquisition, book burning, persecution and intolerance of new knowledge, it also depicts trade and exotic travel, both across the surface of the earth and among the stars.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 24mm | 181.44g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552771678
  • 9780552771672
  • 1,735,438

About Patricia Schonstein

Patricia Schonstein grew up in Zimbabwe and now lives in South Africa. Her first novel, the award-winning Skyline, was followed by the acclaimed A Time of Angels. She has a master's degree in creative writing from the University of Cape Town. For more information about Patricia Schonstein, visit www.afsun.co.zashow more

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55 ratings
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4 36% (20)
3 44% (24)
2 5% (3)
1 4% (2)
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