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How to describe this book?
It encompasses 927 pages....explores the lives of several influential scientists, follows the right of succession in the UK. Yet at the same time it entertains the reader, encouraging them to read on.
I had bought "Confusion" which is the second book in the "Baroque Cycle" by Neal Stephenson...and soon realised I needed to read "Quicksilver" first!
Anyone who has any interest in Science would possibly find this book enthralling

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the book is enthralling, to those who are interested in History and Science, but it also has an appeal to other readers quite simply as a meaty novel.

I read through this book a few weeks ago. I think it took me three days to read.
If you've read any of Minette Walters' books, you'll know that she's a very good author, writing about crime, usually with a psychological twist. This is not from the detective's viewpoint, the main character being a Reuters correspondent., she is in contact with the police, but the novel is not a police led one.
This novel left me wondering, but that is not a bad thing in this case.
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The cover of this book gives very little away, and it was refreshing not to be told what happens.
The bumph from the cover is brief and intriguing. And all I will add to it is, the book is very engrossing, and well worth a read.

We don't want to tell you what happens in this book. It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it.
Nevertheless, you need to know enough to buy it so we will say this:
This is a story of two women.
Their lives collide one fateful day, and one of them has to make a terrible choice.
Two years later, they meet again - the story starts there....
Once you have read it, you'll want to tell your friends about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.

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