From the acclaimed author of The Rossetti Letter comes a dazzling novel of intrigue, passion, and royal secrets that shifts tantalizingly between Restoration-era London and present-day Cambridge.
London, 1672. The past twelve years have brought momentous changes: the restoration of the monarchy, a devastating plague and fire. Yet the city remains a teeming, thriving metropolis, energized by the lusty decadence of Charles II's court and burgeoning scientific inquiry. Although women enjoy greater freedom, they are not allowed to practice medicine, a restriction that physician Hannah Devlin evades by treating patients that most other doctors shun: the city's poor.
But Hannah has a special knowledge that Secretary of State Lord Arlington desperately needs. At the king's Machiavellian court, Hannah attracts the attention of two men, charming courtier Ralph Montagu and anatomist Dr. Edward Strathern, as well as the attention of the powerful College of Physicians, which views her work as criminal. When two influential courtiers are found brutally murdered, their bodies inscribed with arcane symbols, Hannah is drawn into a dangerous investigation by Dr. Strathern, who believes the murders conceal a far-reaching conspiracy that may include Hannah's late father and the king himself.
Cambridge, 2008. Teaching history at Trinity College is Claire Donovan's dream come true -- until one of her colleagues is found dead on the banks of the River Cam. The only key to the professor's unsolved murder is a seventeenthcentury diary kept by his last research subject, Hannah Devlin, physician to the king's mistress. With help from the eclectic collections of Cambridge's renowned libraries, Claire and historian Andrew Kent follow the clues Devlin left behind, uncovering secrets of London's dark past and Cambridge's equally murky present, and discovering that events of three hundred years ago may still have consequences today....
A suspenseful and richly satisfying tale brimming with sharply observed historical detail, The Devlin Diary brings past and present to vivid life. With wit and grace, Christi Phillips holds readers spellbound with an extraordinary novel of secrets, obsession, and the haunting power of the past.
INTERESTING THINGS TO EXPLORE AT THE
DIFFERENT SITES. SOME PEOPLE WILL HAVE
GAMES AND INTERVIEWS AND ALL KINDS OF
THINGS HAVING TO DO WITH THE BOOK,
THE DEVLIN DIARY!
TRY AND VISIT AS MANY SITES AS YOU CAN
BUT DON'T FORGET TO COME BACK TO
BOOKIN' WITH BINGO AS I WILL HAVE
THREE ADVANCED COPIES TO GIVE AWAY!
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED JULY 3!
TOMORROW I WILL BE POSTING A PERSONAL
INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR,
CHRISTI PHILLIPS AND IN THERE WILL
BE A SECOND ENTRY INTO MY GIVEAWAY!
TOMORROW I WILL ALSO ANNOUNCE THE
DATE I WILL POST MY OWN REVIEW OF
THE DEVLIN DIARY AND YOU WILL FIND
A THIRD CHANCE TO ENTER THERE!
HERE ARE MY SIMPLE RULES:
---U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
---NO P.O. BOXES, PLEASE
---YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS MUST BE IN
YOUR COMMENT SO I KNOW HOW
TO FIND YOU WHEN YOU WIN!
FOR TODAY'S ENTRY
---JUST TELL ME ONE THING YOU LEARNED
FROM THE VIDEO OR DESCRIPTION ABOUT
THIS BOOK THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN IT.
BE SURE AND PUT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN IT.
---THAT'S IT! JUST ONE COMMENT TODAY BUT COME BACK TOMORROW TO EARN A SECOND ENTRY!
GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY TRAVELS!
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