A Discovery of Witches

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THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. A Discovery of Witches is the first in the must-have, must-read ALL SOULS trilogy.

It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches.

Diana Bishop, a young scholar and descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript deep in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she must navigate with a vampire, Matthew Clairmont.

This manuscript, Ashmole 782, holds the secrets of their past . . . and the key to their future.

‘Rich, thrilling . . . captivating’ E L James

‘Intelligent and off-the-wall’ The Sunday Times

‘I could lose myself in here and never want to come out’ Manda Scott

‘A bubbling cauldron of illicit desire’ Daily Mail

(P)2011 Penguin Audio

Critics Review

  • ‘Intelligent and off-the-wall, it will be irresistible to Twilight fans’

    The Sunday Times
  • Write what you know, debut novelists are told, and Professor Deborah Harkness has accordingly set hers in the world of academia… A bubbling cauldron of illicit desire…all the ingredients for an assured saga that blends romance with fantasy

    Daily Mail
  • ‘An inventive addition to the supernatural craze… Historian Harkness’s racy paranormal romance has exciting amounts of spells, kisses and battles, and is recounted with enchanting, page-turning panache’

    Marie Claire
  • A romp through magical academia

  • …a grand romance smartly dressed up in the fashion for the occult…Sauced up with magic as well as being intelligent, the novel will be irresistible to Twilight fans

    The Sunday Times

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