The Anatomy of Ghosts

The Anatomy of Ghosts

An Inquiry Into the Distressing Circumstances Surrounding An Alleged Apparition Lately Recorded in Cambridge, Set Down for the Curious in the Form of A Novel

Book - 2010
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1786, Jerusalem College, Cambridge. The ghost of Sylvie Whichcote is rumoured to be haunting Jerusalem, since disturbed fellow-commoner, Frank Oldershaw, claims to have seen the dead woman prowling the grounds. Desperate to salvage her son's reputation, Lady Anne Oldershaw employs John Holdsworth, author of The Anatomy of Ghosts, to investigate. But his arrival in Cambridge disrupts an uneasy status quo as he glimpses a world of privilege and abuse. And when Holdsworth finds himself haunted, not only by the ghosts of his dead wife, Maria, but also Elinor, the very-much-alive Master's wife, his fate is sealed.
Publisher: London : 2010. Michael Joseph,
ISBN: 9780718156596
Branch Call Number: AF TAYL


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debwalker Feb 28, 2011

"I was blown away by the novel set in 1780s Cambridge. Filled with intriguing characters, sharp and witty dialogue, and a plot that keeps you guessing, Taylor's novel is a gem. This is a must for historical fiction fans and mystery enthusiasts. Happy reading!"--Ken Favell, Books & Company, Oconomowoc, Wis.

Jan 18, 2011

Kind of Sherlockian, but also kind of boring.

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