The Nature of Monsters
by Clare Clark (9780786297375)

The Nature of Monsters
 
Clare Clark
Release Date: 01 August 2007
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 673
Category: Historical Fiction
ISBN: 9780786297375
ISBN-10: 0786297379



1666: The Great Fire of London sweeps through the streets and a heavily pregnant woman flees the flames. A few months later she gives birth to a child disfigured by a red birthmark.
1718: Sixteen-year-old Eliza Tally sees the gleaming dome of St. Paul' s Cathedral rising above a rebuilt city. She arrives as an apothecary' s maid, a position hastily arranged to shield the father of her unborn child from scandal. But why is the apothecary so eager to welcome her when he already has a maid, a half-wit named Mary? Why is Eliza never allowed to look her veiled master in the face or go into the study where he pursues his experiments? It is only on her visits to the Huguenot bookseller who supplies her master' s scientific tomes that she realizes the nature of his obsession. And she knows she has to act to save not just the child but Mary and herself.
With exquisite prose, dark humor, and a historian' s eye for detail, Clare Clark has created another transporting novel.

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