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The Italian Potion By Edward Bewley

The Italian Potion
by Edward Bewley

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Alchemists and courtiers seek to confound Francis Wyld as he investigates the death of a Frenchman in London in 1663. Tragedy and treason are destined to follow. Can Wyld bring to justice the fanatical mastermind who threatens the highest officer in the land?
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The Italian Potion by Edward Bewley

Alchemists and courtiers seek to confound Francis Wyld as he investigates the death of a Frenchman in London in 1663. Wyld, a gentleman adventurer and sometime philosopher, is asked by close friend Robert Delaney to find a priceless alchemical text which the Frenchman was to deliver to him. The quest leads to Whitehall where it becomes intertwined with the political and religious intrigue within the court of Charles II. Meanwhile, Wyld's own fate is threatened by the attentions of one of the King's mistresses, Lady Castlemaine. Tragedy and treason are destined to follow. Can Wyld bring to justice the fanatical mastermind who threatens the highest officer in the land?

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About Edward Bewley


Edward Bewley lives in London where he scratches a living as a journalist and hack. He has travelled widely both in the present and in the foreign lands of history. Of those last he most recently found himself in Restoration London from which the current tale is culled. At university, Bewley acquired a grounding in natural philosophy, a discipline which he pursued for several years before laying it aside to pick up the pen. He has since sought to tutor his fellows in the arcane ways of these philosophers. This is his first official work of fiction.

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GOR005288684
The Italian Potion by Edward Bewley
Edward Bewley
Used - Very Good
Hardback
The Crowood Press Ltd
2010-04-30
224
0709089422
9780709089421
N/A
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