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The Apothecary's Daughter (Hardback)

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Susannah Leyton has grown up behind the counter of her father's apothecary shop, surrounded by the resinous scents of lavender, rosemary, liquorice and turpentine. More learned than any apprentice, she concocts soothing medicines and ointments with great skill. Content with her life, Susannah is shocked when her widowed father announces his intentions to marry again, and later becomes caught in a battle of wills with her new step-mother. When she receives a proposal of marriage from handsome and charming merchant Henry Savage, she believes her prayers have been answered and resolves to be a good wife to him. But Henry is a complex and troubled man, haunted by his memories of growing up in Barbados. As the plague sweeps through the city, tragedy strikes, and the secrets of Henry's past begin to unfold ...

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780749954444
Weight: 674 g
Dimensions: 241 x 163 x 34 mm

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“I nearly burnt the store down!!”

Tis true! I was reading this fabulous novel, and was soo engrossed that I didn't notice that my toast was burning in the toaster and that the room was full of smoke (oh the irony, this being a novel set during... More

Paperback edition
18th February 2012
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Emma Prince at Southampton West Quay

“Loved it!”

I really enjoyed this novel, Bett’s drops you straight into a world gripped by the fear of contamination on the streets of London. I am not usually one for a historical romance, however I couldn’t help feeling for the... More

Paperback edition
30th April 2014
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“A fantastic book”

This book is set against the backdrop of the plague that swept through London in 1665 so there ia a constant undercurrent of fear running throughout the book. The main question that hovers in the back of your mind as... More

Hardback edition
22nd December 2011
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