Imperfect Alchemist: A spellbinding story based on a remarkable Tudor life (Hardback)
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Imperfect Alchemist: A spellbinding story based on a remarkable Tudor life (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 19/11/2020
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In Tudor England, two women dare to be different ... Two women. One bond that will unite them across years and social divides. England, 1575. Mary Sidney is a fourteen-year-old navigating grief and her first awareness of love and desire. Her sharp mind is less interested in the dynastic alliances and marriages that concern her father, but will she be able to forge a place for herself and her writing in the years to come? Rose Commin, a young country girl with a surprising talent for drawing, is desperate to shrug off the slurs of witchcraft which have tarnished life at home. The opportunity to work at Wilton House, the Earl of Pembroke's Wiltshire residence, is her chance. Defying the conventions of their time, these two women, mistress and maid, will find themselves facing the triumphs, revelations and dangers that lie ahead together.

Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 9780749026172
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 216 x 134 mm

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“An engaging and compelling piece of historical fiction”

This is the story of Mary - a countess, and Rose - her lady’s maid, following the development of their lives, their friendship, and their work over thirty years or so.

Mary Sidney Herbert is a name which existed on... More

Paperback edition
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“A fascinating read of Mary Sidney”

Imperfect Alchemist is the story of two different women, one a Countess, one a maid who grow a close bond that crosses their social standing. Mary Sidney is only fourteen when she goes to court to serve Elizabeth I,... More

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“Fabulous, well-crafted insight into the world of Mary Sidney.”

I adored this well-written tale of two women at opposite ends of the social spectrum in the sixteenth century coming together and working in tandem in herbalism and alchemy. Their story covers a myriad of themes from... More

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