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The Book of the Alchemist

The Book of the Alchemist

Andalucía, 1938. The Spanish Civil War is drawing to its end. Desperate Republican soldiers holding hostages in a cathedral, plan a last, explosive act of death and destruction. One of their prisoners, ex government minister Professor Pinzon, has already lost his son to the war. He determines to save his grandson at any cost. The discovery of an ancient book in a hidden space beneath the cathedral is a welcome distraction. But as Professor Pinzon reads aloud to the frightened hostages, he discovers that this tale of medieval Andaluz and the friendship between three young men – an alchemist, a mason and a prince – besides connecting two ideologically torn worlds 1000 years apart, might also offer a route to freedom . . .
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 26th November 2009

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781848944138

Reviews

An epic historical and romantic story as well as an impressive first novel.
<i>Sunday Mirror </i> on THE PALACE OF HEAVENLY PLEASURE
'This book is poetic and romantic in parts, harrowing and tragic in others' ****
<i>Heat</i> on THE EMPEROR'S BONES
A rattling good read. Full of love and loss and guts and gore and derring-do, this is as good as an adventure story gets . . . Williams is a master
<i>The Times</i> on THE PALACE OF HEAVENLY PLEASURE
A blockbuster with a difference
<i>Daily Mail</i> on THE PALACE OF HEAVENLY PLEASURE