A Discovery of Witches

In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library.

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101475692

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People). Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches,” streaming on AMC Plus, Sundance Now and Shudder. Season 2 premieres January 9, 2021! Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life.

The World of All Souls

Shadow of Night and The Book of Lifecarried Deborah Harkness's series to its spellbinding conclusion. In The World of All Souls, Harkness shares the rich sources of inspiration behind her bewitching novels.

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735220751

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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A fully illustrated guide to Deborah Harkness's #1 New York Times bestselling All Souls trilogy—"an irresistible . . . wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy" (People). Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches,” streaming on AMC Plus, Sundance Now and Shudder. Season 2 premieres January 9, 2021! A Discovery of Witches introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Shadow of Night and The Book of Lifecarried Deborah Harkness's series to its spellbinding conclusion. In The World of All Souls, Harkness shares the rich sources of inspiration behind her bewitching novels. She draws together synopses, character bios, maps, recipes, and even the science behind creatures, magic, and alchemy--all with her signature historian's touch. Bursting with fascinating facts and dazzling artwork, this essential handbook is a must-have for longtime fans and eager newcomers alike.

Shadow of Night

*Now a major Sky TV series, A Discovery of Witches Season 2.* *Read the novel Season 2 is based on.* Fall deeper under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the captivating second volume of the No.1 internationally bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy ...

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755384768

Category: Fiction

Page: 605

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*Now a major Sky TV series. A Discovery of Witches Season 2 coming soon.* *Read the novel Season 2 is based on.* Fall deeper under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the captivating second volume of the No.1 internationally bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy, following A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, Diana Gabaldon and J. K. Rowling. In a world of witches, daemons and vampires the fragile balance of peace is unravelling. Diana and Matthew's forbidden love has broken the laws dividing creatures. To discover the manuscript which holds their hope for the future, they must now travel back to the past. When Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont. Now the coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans is dangerously threatened. Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590. But they soon realise that the past may not provide a haven. Reclaiming his former identity as poet and spy for Queen Elizabeth, the vampire falls back in with a group of radicals known as the School of Night. Many are unruly daemons, the creative minds of the age, including playwright Christopher Marlowe and mathematician Thomas Harriot. Together Matthew and Diana scour Tudor London for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782, and search for the witch who will teach Diana how to control her remarkable powers...

The All Souls Complete Trilogy

Available together for the first time in the UK, the complete trilogy is perfect for fans of Diana Gabaldon, Stephenie Meyer and Victoria Aveyard. 'This is a glorious, finely-wrought gem of a book: intelligent, thoughtful, intricate. . .

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147224298X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1904

View: 455

*Now a major Sky TV series* Read the number one Sunday Times bestselling ALL SOULS TRILOGY before you watch A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES Season 2. Available together for the first time in the UK, the complete trilogy is perfect for fans of Diana Gabaldon, Stephenie Meyer and Victoria Aveyard. 'This is a glorious, finely-wrought gem of a book: intelligent, thoughtful, intricate. . . Utterly enchanting on every level' Manda Scott on A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES 'Deborah Harkness writes as if she's the hugely more talented love child of Diana Gabaldon and J. K. Rowling' thebookbag.co.uk on SHADOW OF NIGHT 'Rich in arcane detail, fans will relish this exotic cauldron of romantic fantasy' Sunday Mirror on THE BOOK OF LIFE A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it. A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. SHADOW OF NIGHT. THE BOOK OF LIFE. Praise for Deborah Harkness and the ALL SOULS trilogy: 'Deborah Harkness proves to be a novelist of considerable talent. My favourite series of recent years' bookabookshop.co.uk 'Intelligent and off-the-wall . . . irresistible to Twilight fans' The Sunday Times 'I fell in love with it from the very first page' Danielle Trussoni 'A spellbinding saga . . . unputdownable' Woman & Home 'Harkness has a gift for storytelling' pamreader.blogspot.co.uk A Conversation with Deborah Harkness How did you become interested in the intersection of alchemy, magic, and science? Historically, what do you see as the relationship between science and religion or mysticism? In college, I had a wonderful professor who taught a class on these subjects. To kick off the class, he asked us, 'How do you know what you think you know?' I've spent the last quarter century trying to answer that question. Because the world is a mysterious place and our relationship to it is not always clear, people have often turned to science, faith, and magic for answers. They help people find responses to the questions of, who am I and why am I here? Diana is an appealing heroine, determined, accomplished, and yet aware of her own weaknesses. In what ways, if any, does Diana reflect your own experience or personality? There are some similarities - Diana is also a historian of science, also interested in the history of alchemy, and shares some of my passions (including television cooking programs, tea, and rowing). Really, all the characters have some element of me in them. I think that's how authors create imaginary people who nevertheless feel real. The rest of Diana's character comes from a combination of qualities I admire in others, wish fulfilment, and my completion of the following statement: 'Wouldn't it be great if a heroine in a book was . . . Find out more about Deborah Harkness and read the full conversation in THE ALL SOULS COMPLETE TRILOGY.

Witchcraft the Devil and Emotions in Early Modern England

94 Anon., The Lawes Against Witches, and Conjuration and Some Brief Notes
and Observations for the Discovery of Witches ... 109 Ibid., 2. 110 Anon., A
Magazine of Scandall (London: Printed for R.H., 1642), sig. A3 v. 111 Ibid., sig.
A4 r.

Author: Charlotte-Rose Millar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134769814

Category: History

Page: 230

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This book represents the first systematic study of the role of the Devil in English witchcraft pamphlets for the entire period of state-sanctioned witchcraft prosecutions (1563-1735). It provides a rereading of English witchcraft, one which moves away from an older historiography which underplays the role of the Devil in English witchcraft and instead highlights the crucial role that the Devil, often in the form of a familiar spirit, took in English witchcraft belief. One of the key ways in which this book explores the role of the Devil is through emotions. Stories of witches were made up of a complex web of emotionally implicated accusers, victims, witnesses, and supposed perpetrators. They reveal a range of emotional experiences that do not just stem from malefic witchcraft but also, and primarily, from a witch’s links with the Devil. This book, then, has two main objectives. First, to suggest that English witchcraft pamphlets challenge our understanding of English witchcraft as a predominantly non-diabolical crime, and second, to highlight how witchcraft narratives emphasized emotions as the primary motivation for witchcraft acts and accusations.

Time s Convert

'Gripping and impossible to put down, this is Twilight for grown-ups - a wonderful read!' Katie Fforde on A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES 'Thrilling . . .

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472237366

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 794

**From the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, now a major Sky original TV series** Return to the enchanting world of the All Souls trilogy for a love story like no other... Marcus Whitmore was made a vampire in the eighteenth century. Over two hundred years later, he finds himself in love with Phoebe Taylor, a human who decides to become a vampire herself. And with tradition enforcing separation from Marcus, Phoebe's transformation will prove as challenging now as it was for Marcus when he first encountered Matthew de Clermont, his sire. Time's Convert moves with epic sweep from the battlefields of the American Revolutionary War, through the treachery of the French Revolution to a bloody finale in New Orleans. 'Gripping and impossible to put down, this is Twilight for grown-ups - a wonderful read!' Katie Fforde on A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES 'Thrilling . . . A captivating and romantic ripping yarn' E L James on SHADOW OF NIGHT 'Rich in arcane detail, fans will relish this exotic cauldron of romantic fantasy' Sunday Mirror on THE BOOK OF LIFE In Deborah Harkness's world of witches, daemons and vampires, watch as history comes to life.

A Discovery of Witches free exclusive chapter sampler

Free for a limited time only, this is the thrilling opening to the internationally bestselling All Souls trilogy.

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472225058

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

View: 697

Free for a limited time only, this is the thrilling opening to the internationally bestselling All Souls trilogy. A Discovery of Witches will introduce you to the magical world of Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont. Look out for second book Shadow of Night, also available now, and the final instalment The Book of Life, out on July 15th 2014.

The Discovery of Witches and Witchcraft

2 Their said familiar hath some bigg or place vpon their body, where he sucketh
them. 3 They haue often pictures of clay, or waxe (like a man, &c.) found in their
house. 4 If the dead body bleed, vpon the Witches touching it. 5 The testimony of
 ...

Author: Matthew Hopkins

Publisher: Puckrel Publishing

ISBN: 0955635012

Category: Witchcraft

Page: 68

View: 846

Scholarly reprint of the writings of the Witchfinder General and his accomplice.


The Discovery of Witches

2. Vinegar Tom , who was like a long - legg'd Greyhound , with an head like an
Oxe , with a long taile and broad eyes , who ... Immediately after this Witch
confessed severall other Witches , from whom she had her Imps , and named to
divers ...

Author: Matthew Hopkins

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Witchcraft

Page: 10

View: 690


The Bibliographer s Manual of English Literature

Servations for the Discovery of Witches . ... 1716 , 8vo , Relation of two Witches
condemned at Bury , 1771 , 8vo . ... TotThe strange Witches at Greenwich , ham ,
1835 , 8vo . 100 copies printed . haunting a Wench . 1650 , 4to . Nassau , pt . ii .

Author: William Thomas Lowndes

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English literature

Page: 3363

View: 422


The Book of Life

'Rich in arcane detail, fans will relish this exotic cauldron of romantic fantasy' Sunday Mirror on THE BOOK OF LIFE After travelling through time in SHADOW OF NIGHT, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and ...

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755384806

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 472

THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES HARDBACK BESTSELLER *A Discovery of Witches is soon to be a major TV series - immerse yourself in the ALL SOULS world* Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew once more in the stunning climax to their epic tale, following A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES and SHADOW OF NIGHT. A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it. 'Rich in arcane detail, fans will relish this exotic cauldron of romantic fantasy' Sunday Mirror on THE BOOK OF LIFE After travelling through time in SHADOW OF NIGHT, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home in France they reunite with their families - with one heart-breaking exception. But the real threat to their future is yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on a terrifying urgency. Using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the palaces of Venice and beyond, Diana and Matthew will finally learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys F R S

Done , Thomas , iv . 243 Downing , Captain , iii . 6 , 308 Donegall , Arthur
Chichester , Earl — , Emmanuel , i . 2 of , iii . ... Douglas , Janet , famous for the
Second 280 , 286 , 289 , 297 , 366 , 367 , 405 ; Sight and the discovery of witches
, . ii .

Author: Samuel Pepys

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Notes and Queries

2 ] . Doctoris Mar- out of the high Almaigne , by William Harrys . Cum tini Luther
Augustiner zu Wittenbergk . [ Woodcut . ] ... 2 ] ... [ Wittenberg ? Discovery of the
Impostures of Witches and 1520 ? ] 4to . 14 leaves , without pagination . M. copy
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The National Union Catalogs 1963

2 . Light Scattering . 1 . Title . MIDW NUC71 - 38552 Witeschnik , Alexander ,
1909 – Warten aufs hohe C oder Eine ... A treatise of witchcraft . 1971 . II .
Hopkins , Matthew . The discovery of witches . 1971 . III . Brodle - Innes , John
William ...

Author:

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Category: American literature

Page:

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The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained

Author: Brad Steiger

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780787653859

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 3

View: 760

Responding to the surging interest among students for information on topics relating to magic, witchcraft, the supernatural and other mysterious phenomena, Gale presents this in-depth, comprehensive 3-vol. set. Information is arranged in an objective manner, presenting varying viewpoints when appropriate, and is written at a level that younger students and researchers can understand. Chapters offer a thorough look at the history of each topic and cover the people and practices, as well as popular literature, television programs and movies, related to the subject. Other features include: Approximately 300 photos and illustrations "Making the Connection," a detailed glossary "Delving Deeper," a helpful further readings section Cumulative index Sidebars highlighting unusual facts, features, and people, as well as related books, films, Web sites, and other sources of relevant information