The Nature of Monsters (Throndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)

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9780786297375: The Nature of Monsters (Throndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)

In 1718, sixteen-year-old Eliza Tally takes a job in London as an apothecary's maid, only to find herself working for a mysterious apothecary who refuses to let her see his face or enter the study where he pursues his experiments.

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Published in hardcover by Harcourt, 2007, 978-0-15-101206-0/0-15-101206-7

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MAIN SELECTION, BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB

FEATURED ALTERNATE SELECTION, QUALITY PAPERBACK BOOK CLUB and DOUBLEDAY BOOK CLUB
{Sara - not sure whether to put this book club stuff on front flap or here - see what you think}
PRAISE FOR THE GREAT STINK
"In rich Dickensian detail, Clark creates the whole city teeming with life and decay, but she keeps the focus on a few fascinating characters in desperate straits . . . it's a rich work of history and a gripping exploration of the unmentionable currents that run beneath the surface of our lives--and it reeks of talent."--The Washington Post Book World (Best Book of the Year)

"The Great Stink is a crackerjack historical novel that combines the creepy intrigue of Caleb Carr, the sensory overload of Peter Ackroyd and the academic curiosity of A.S. Byatt."--Los Angeles Times

"A captivating historical thriller."--People (4 stars) 

"Clark's triumph is that she makes us see and smell everything we politely pretend not to, and she even manages to give the miasma its own kind of beauty . . . the book is literally breathtaking."--The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice)

"Here’s a talent to watch." –The Seattle Times

"An efficient blend of limpid storytelling, psychological acumen and Dickensian sympathy for the underdog, this fine first novel brings Victorian London to life . . . With prose this inviting and this sleek, gentle reader, you'll want to dive right in." —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

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