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Ghostwalk (2007) [Novel]
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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.

Original title: Ghostwalk
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

Edition #1: Ghostwalk

Ghostwalk (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "A beautifully written book...a compelling contemporary love story and a fascinating historical investigation." Iain Pears, author of An Instance of the Fingerpost
  • "An amazing work, a highly intelligent thriller that combines the supernatural with modern quantum theory; the current war on terror with Isaac Newton's work on light and gravity, and his delving into alchemy in the seventeenth century. At once mind-boggling and mind-expanding." Nicholas Mosley, author of Hopeful Monsters and Time at War
  • "This daring mystery tangles occult and scientific knowledge with obsessive love and hidden world events. It is wonderfully down-to-earth, and genuinely eerie. Once in, you are not likely to leave off reading until after the very last twist." Dame Gillian Beer, Professor of Literature at Cambridge University
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Ghostwalk (2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London UK
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9780297852056
Pages: 290

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Edition #2: Ghostwalk

Ghostwalk (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "A beautifully written book...a compelling contemporary love story and a fascinating historical investigation." Iain Pears, author of An Instance of the Fingerpost
  • "An amazing work, a highly intelligent thriller that combines the supernatural with modern quantum theory; the current war on terror with Isaac Newton's work on light and gravity, and his delving into alchemy in the seventeenth century. At once mind-boggling and mind-expanding." Nicholas Mosley, author of Hopeful Monsters and Time at War
  • "This daring mystery tangles occult and scientific knowledge with obsessive love and hidden world events. It is wonderfully down-to-earth, and genuinely eerie. Once in, you are not likely to leave off reading until after the very last twist." Dame Gillian Beer, Professor of Literature at Cambridge University
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Manifested in:

Ghostwalk (2007)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 9780385521062

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