The Alchemist's Daughter

by Katharine McMahon | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0297851039 Global Overview for this book
Registered by klaradyn of Praha, Praha Czech Republic on 6/21/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by klaradyn from Praha, Praha Czech Republic on Saturday, June 21, 2008
From "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 klaradyn at Royale Eatery, Long St in Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Monday, June 30, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (6/30/2008 UTC) at Royale Eatery, Long St in Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa



Will be released at Royale this evening.

Edited to add: Didn't get the chance to drop this off at Royale, so left it at the Labia cinema in Orange Street instead.

Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Monday, June 30, 2008
I haven't read this book yet but I love the idea of the world being one big library and will definitely give it a read. I found it in the bathroom at an old-fashioned movie theater. Funny thing is earlier that night I had lost something of mine - and was just discussing with my sister the value we place on material possessions - and how silly it is that we get so upset about something like a hat going missing.

We tend to see everything as having a money value nowadays and I think that the concept of book crossing is refreshing as it places more value on the power of knowledge and the imagination and is more about the sharing of an experience - uniting people in an unusual way. Enough rambling on..just wanted to say thanks for the book. Look forward to reading it! :)


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