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Ghostwalk (Signed First Edition)

Rebecca Stott

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ISBN 10: 0385521065 / ISBN 13: 9780385521062
Published by Spiegel & Grau, 2007
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New York: Spiegel and Grau [2007]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New in dust jacket. SIGNED AND DATED BY AUTHOR on title page. A new unread copy, opened only for the author to sign. Comes with archival-quality, acid-free dust jacket protector at no extra cost. Smoke Free Shop. Shipped in sturdy box with bubble wrap. [C5] 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # case5-121

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Title: Ghostwalk (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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A Cambridge historian, Elizabeth Vogelsang, is found drowned, clutching a glass prism in her hand. The book she was writing about Isaac Newton’s involvement with alchemy—the culmination of her lifelong obsession with the seventeenth century—remains unfinished. When her son, Cameron, asks his former lover, Lydia Brooke, to ghostwrite the missing final chapters of his mother’s book, Lydia agrees and moves into Elizabeth’s house—a studio in an orchard where the light moves restlessly across the walls. Soon Lydia discovers that the shadow of violence that has fallen across present-day Cambridge, which escalates to a series of murders, may have its origins in the troubling evidence that Elizabeth’s research has unearthed. As Lydia becomes ensnared in a dangerous conspiracy that reawakens ghosts of the past, the seventeenth century slowly seeps into the twenty-first, with the city of Cambridge the bridge between them.

Filled with evocative descriptions of Cambridge, past and present, of seventeenth-century glassmaking, alchemy, the Great Plague, and Newton’s scientific innovations, Ghostwalk centers around a real historical mystery that Rebecca Stott has uncovered involving Newton’s alchemy. In it, time and relationships are entangled—the present with the seventeenth century, and figures from the past with the love-torn twenty-first century woman who is trying to discover their secrets. A stunningly original display of scholarship and imagination, and a gripping story of desire and obsession, Ghostwalk is a rare debut that will change the way most of us think about scientific innovation, the force of history, and time itself.

About the Author:

REBECCA STOTT is professor of English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. She is the author of a biography, Darwin and the Barnacle, and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio. She lives in Cambridge, England. This is her first novel.

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