The Lady Astronomer

The Lady Astronomer

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Lucretia's life as an astronomer is quickly turned on its head by her eldest brother when he is commanded by the king to build the grandest telescope in the land. Her nights spent on rooftops gazing at the stars are replaced by adventure as the family move to be nearer the king. In a race to build the Forty-foot telescope on time, misfortunes take their toll. The lady astronomer finds court life to be more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Can she find the strength inside to overcome the obstacles threatening her destiny? Only the stars will tell. Reviews: "Touching on the welcome terrain of Neil Gaiman's 'Stardust', Katy O'Dowd concocts a canny fusion of alchemy, fantasy and steampunk, rolled up within an adventure story - one that's aimed as much at those of us aged forty as our kids in their teens." Andrez Bergen One Hundred Years of Vicissitude "A delightful read, The Lady Astronomer transports the reader into the life of Lucretia The Astronomer and rekindles memories of the fairytales our parents read to us when we were children." Jenny Thomson author of Hell To Pay "An engaging introduction to the wonders of Steampunk for tweens and young adults, certain to dazzle the imagination." Lunar Haven Reviews and Designs
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Product details

  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 10mm | 195g
  • English
  • 0615766501
  • 9780615766508

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169 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 27% (45)
4 25% (43)
3 35% (59)
2 8% (14)
1 5% (8)
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