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The lost apothecary / Sarah Penner.

By: Material type: TextTextPublisher: Toronto, Ontario : Park Row Books, [2021]Copyright date: ©2021Description: 301 pages : map ; 24 cmContent type:
  • text
  • cartographic image
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9780778311010
Subject(s): Genre/Form: DDC classification:
  • 813.6 23
Summary: Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientèle. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary's fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries. Meanwhile in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, running from her own demons. When she stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago, her life collides with the apothecary's in a stunning twist of fate, and not everyone will survive. With crackling suspense, unforgettable characters and searing insight, this is a subversive and intoxicating novel of secrets, vengeance and the remarkable ways women can save each other despite the barrier of time.
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Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientèle. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary's fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries. Meanwhile in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, running from her own demons. When she stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago, her life collides with the apothecary's in a stunning twist of fate, and not everyone will survive. With crackling suspense, unforgettable characters and searing insight, this is a subversive and intoxicating novel of secrets, vengeance and the remarkable ways women can save each other despite the barrier of time.

Comment by Nicola

12/03/2022

A charming story of past and present lives intersecting in London when an American woman finds a vial in the Thames. The journey to discover it's origins and the people involved changes her life. An easy read with some interesting historical elements to enjoy.

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