A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES - DEBORAH HARKNESS - SIGNED 1ST

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  • Sold Date: Mar 02, 2011
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"A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES" SIGNED BY AUTHOR DEBORAH HARKNESS AT THE BOOK RELEASE EVENT IN NYC. THIS 1ST EDITION/1ST PRINTING IS NEW - OPENED ONLY FOR THE AUTHORS SIGNATURE ON THE TITLE PAGE - THE AUTHOR ALSO LINED THE BOOK WITH "IT BEGINS WITH A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES" . A REALLY NICE COLLECTABLE BOOK .

Amazon Best of the Month, February 2011 : It all begins with a lost manuscript, a reluctant witch, and 1,500-year-old vampire. Dr. Diana Bishop has a really good reason for refusing to do magic: she is a direct descendant of the first woman executed in the Salem Witch Trials, and her parents cautioned her be discreet about her talents before they were murdered, presumably for having "too much power." So it is purely by accident that Diana unlocks an enchanted long-lost manuscript (a book that all manner of supernatural creatures believe to hold the story of all origins and the secret of immortality) at the Bodleian Library at Oxford, and finds herself in a race to prevent an interspecies war. A sparkling debut written by a historian and self-proclaimed oenophile, A Discovery of Witches is heady mix of history and magic, mythology and love (cue the aforementioned vampire!), making for a luxurious, intoxicating, one-sitting read.

From Publishers Weekly: In Harkness's lively debut, witches, vampires, and demons outnumber
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