The Geographer's Library

The Geographer's Library

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A twelfth-century Sicilian cat burglar snatches a sack of artefacts from the king's geographer's library, and the tools and talismans of transmutation and eternal life are soon scattered all over the world. The bizarre and dangerous circumstances under which these alchemical objects change hands are testament to their extraordinary value, but it is not until nine hundred years later that a young reporter on a local paper, Paul Tomm, stumbles upon evidence that someone is collecting them again. Investigating the suspicious death of a local professor, Tomm finds the dead man's heavily fortified office stuffed with books on alchemy and clues that the man's life was as suspicious as his death ...show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 162 x 216 x 36mm | 662g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Hamish Hamilton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • maps
  • 0241143020
  • 9780241143025

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Jon Fasman was born in Chicago in 1975, grew up in Washington, D.C., and now lives in London, where he works for The Economist. This is his first book.show more

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