The Alchemist's Daughter

by Katharine McMahon | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0753821311 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Meg72 of Ílhavo, Aveiro Portugal on 1/18/2015
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Meg72 from Ílhavo, Aveiro Portugal on Sunday, January 18, 2015
Dark secrets haunt the manor house at Selden in Buckinghamshire, where Emilie Selden, motherless, fiercely intelligent and beautiful, has been raised in near isolation by her father. John Selden, student of Isaac Newton, is conducting a secret experiment. He aims to turn Emilie into a brilliant natural philosopher and alchemist and fills her with knowledge while recording every step she takes.

In the spring of 1725, when Emilie is eighteen, father and daughter begin their most daring adventure - an attempt to breathe life into dead matter. But they are interrupted by the arrival of two strangers. During the course of a sultry August, Emilie is caught up in the passion of first love and, listening for the first time to her heart rather than her head, she makes her choice with consequences that are far-reaching and tumultuous.

Journal Entry 2 by Meg72 at Ílhavo, Aveiro Portugal on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (5/21/2015 UTC) at Ílhavo, Aveiro Portugal

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Picked from the VBB - Women in Fiction. Enjoy :-)

Journal Entry 3 by wingsedna5213wing at Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany on Monday, August 10, 2015
The book has arrived very quickly this time! Thanks so much Meg72!

Interesting book. Enjoyed reading it.

Journal Entry 4 by wingsedna5213wing at Tiergarten, Berlin Germany on Thursday, November 05, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (11/5/2015 UTC) at Tiergarten, Berlin Germany

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The book was chosen from tne Alphabet VBB and is travelling to China. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by wingBaiLongwing at Shanghai, Shanghai China on Thursday, November 19, 2015
The book arrived today in China. Thanks!

Journal Entry 6 by wingBaiLongwing at Shanghai, Shanghai China on Wednesday, October 23, 2019
I'll admit I was quite disappointed by this book, but probably because I started it with the wrong expectations.

I was hoping for a book of science, alchemy, and an heroine unfettered by the social rules for women of that time. In the end, I felt it was just a boring romance with rather flat characters.

Journal Entry 7 by wingBaiLongwing at Alphabet VBB (Int'l), Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, November 21, 2019

Released 2 wks ago (11/21/2019 UTC) at Alphabet VBB (Int'l), Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Sorry it took me so long, but the book is finally in the mail!

Journal Entry 8 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, December 07, 2019
Chosen from round 17 of the Alphabet VBB. Thank you!

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