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Lempriere's dictionary

By: Norfolk, Lawrence

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0749398191 / 9780749398194
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United Kingdom
Historic novels
20 cm 480 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1991.
A seductive puzzle that wends its way through history, politics, literature and the yearnings of the human heart...

It is eighteenth century London and John Lempriere, a young scholar, is writing a dictionary of classical mythology in an attempt to exorcise the demons raised by his father's bizarre and violent death.

While tending to his father's business affairs, Lempriere discovers a 150-year-old conspiracy that has kept his family from its share of the fabulously wealthy East India Company, but as John begins to untangle the years of mystery and deceit, people begin to die, in ways that mirror the very myths he is researching...


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