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Deborah Harkness - Author

About the Author

Deborah Harkness is the number one Sunday Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life. A history professor at the University of Southern California, Harkness has received Fulbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center fellowships.

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A Discovery of Witches Now a major TV series (All Souls 1)

A Discovery of Witches Now a major TV series (All Souls 1)

Author: Deborah Harkness Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

*Now a major TV series* 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

A Discovery of Witches Now a major TV series (All Souls 1)

A Discovery of Witches Now a major TV series (All Souls 1)

Author: Deborah Harkness Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

*Now a major Sky original production* 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

Time's Convert

Time's Convert

Author: Deborah Harkness Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2018

From the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, soon to become a major Sky TV series, a novel about what it takes to become a vampire. From human to vampire ... Marcus Whitmore was made a vampire in the eighteenth century. Over two hundred years later, he finds himself in love with Phoebe Taylor, a human who decides to become a vampire herself. But her transformation will prove as challenging now as it was for Marcus when he first encountered Matthew de Clermont, his sire. While Phoebe is secreted away, Marcus relives his own journey from the battlefields of the American Revolutionary War, through the treachery of the French Revolution to a bloody finale in New Orleans. His belief in liberty, equality and brotherhood challenged at every stage by the patriarchy of the de Clermonts. What will he and Phoebe discover in one another when they are finally reunited at Les Revenants, beneath the watchful gaze of Matthew and his wife, Diana Bishop? Sunday Times Number One bestselling author Deborah Harkness returns to the spellbinding world she created in A Discovery of Witches and, through the prism of an unconventional love story, explores the power of tradition and the endless possibilities for change.

Shadow of Night

Shadow of Night

Author: Deborah Harkness Format: eBook Release Date: 25/05/2018

V poiskah zakoldovannoj alhimicheskoj rukopisi Diana Bishop, istorik iz Oksforda i naslednica ved'm, vmeste s Meht'yu Klermonom, vampirom, perenositsya iz XXI veka v London 1590 goda, gde popadaet v mir alhimii i magii i znakomitsya so starymi druz'yami Meht'yu iz misticheskoj SHkoly nochi. Imenno v starom Londone predstoit najti ved'mu, kotoraya nauchit Dianu upravlyat' svoimi nasledstvennymi sposobnostyami, a Meht'yu vynuzhden protivostoyat' sobstvennomu proshlomu, kotoroe, kak emu kazalos', ostalos' pozadi. K tomu zhe oni okazyvayutsya vtyanutymi v bitvu sverh"e;estestvennyh sil, razvernuvshuyusya vokrug tainstvennogo manuskripta "e;Ashmol 782"e;.

The World of All Souls A Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night and The Book of Life

The World of All Souls A Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night and The Book of Life

Author: Deborah Harkness Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2018

Discover the truths, the history, the myths and the magic behind the bestselling All Souls trilogy. Fall under the spell once more with this all-encompassing insider's guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night and The Book of Life. The All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness, featuring historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont, delves into mythology, alchemy, literature and architecture. And history is brought to life. With her signature historian's touch, Deborah Harkness offers an encyclopaedic look at the series, complete with synopses, character biographies, maps, recipes, and even the science behind creatures, magic and alchemy. Bursting with fascinating facts and original artwork, The World of All Souls is the ultimate companion for fans of the All Souls trilogy and unlocks this fantastical world, letting you in on all its secrets and mysteries. Praise for the All Souls trilogy: 'This is a glorious, finely-wrought gem of a book: intelligent, thoughtful, intricate. . . Utterly enchanting on every level' Manda Scott on A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES 'Deborah Harkness writes as if she's the hugely more talented love child of Diana Gabaldon and J. K. Rowling' thebookbag.co.uk on SHADOW OF NIGHT 'Rich in arcane detail, fans will relish this exotic cauldron of romantic fantasy' Sunday Mirror on THE BOOK OF LIFE

World of All Souls

World of All Souls

Author: Deborah Harkness Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2018

A fully illustrated guide to Deborah Harkness's #1 New York Times bestselling All Souls trilogy--"e;an irresistible . . . wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy"e; (People)A Discovery of Witches introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Shadow of Night and The Book of Life carried Deborah Harkness's series to its spellbinding conclusion.In The World of All Souls, Harkness shares the rich sources of inspiration behind her bewitching novels. She draws together synopses, character bios, maps, recipes, and even the science behind creatures, magic, and alchemy--all with her signature historian's touch. Bursting with fascinating facts and dazzling artwork, this essential handbook is a must-have for longtime fans and eager newcomers alike.Read by Saskia Maarleveld with Deborah Harkness, Steve West, and Jennifer IkedaMusic by Isaias Garcia*Includes a Bonus PDF including recipes, images, translations, and more.

DISCOVERY OF WITCHES

DISCOVERY OF WITCHES

Author: Deborah Harkness Format: eBook Release Date: 04/04/2018

Diana Bishop - istorik iz Oksforda, specialist po starinnym rukopisyam, no ona zhe i potomok ved'm. Posle smerti roditelej devushka reshila otkazat'sya ot svoego sverh"e;estestvennogo dara i vspomnila o nem lish' togda, kogda v ee rukah sluchajno okazyvaetsya zakoldovannaya alhimicheskaya rukopis', schitavshayasya davno utrachennoj. S ehtogo dnya zhizn' Diany prevrashchaetsya v sploshnoj koshmar: ee presleduyut, ej ugrozhayut, ee zapugivayut. Odnako ubivat', pohozhe, ne sobirayutsya, ved' tol'ko Diana sposobna poluchit' dostup k knige, kotoraya daet vlast' nad vsem mirom.

All Souls Complete Trilogy

All Souls Complete Trilogy

Author: Deborah Harkness Format: eBook Release Date: 31/10/2016

Available together for the first time in the UK, the complete Sunday Times Number One bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy. Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, Diana Gabaldon and Victoria Aveyard.'This is a glorious, finely-wrought gem of a book: intelligent, thoughtful, intricate. . . Utterly enchanting on every level' Manda Scott on A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES'Deborah Harkness writes as if she's the hugely more talented love child of Diana Gabaldon and J. K. Rowling' thebookbag.co.uk on SHADOW OF NIGHT'Rich in arcane detail, fans will relish this exotic cauldron of romantic fantasy' Sunday Mirror on THE BOOK OF LIFEA world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it.A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. SHADOW OF NIGHT. THE BOOK OF LIFE.Praise for Deborah Harkness and the ALL SOULS trilogy:'Deborah Harkness proves to be a novelist of considerable talent. My favourite series of recent years' bookabookshop.co.uk 'Intelligent and off-the-wall . . . irresistible to Twilight fans' The Sunday Times'I fell in love with it from the very first page' Danielle Trussoni'A spellbinding saga . . . unputdownable' Woman & Home'Harkness has a gift for storytelling' pamreader.blogspot.co.uk '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 . . . enchanting' Marie Claire 'Simply stunning. . . a beautiful work of fiction that fastens onto your heart and feeds your mind' thetruthaboutbooks.com'Harkness's poetic narrative blooms and breathes life into a dangerous moment in history' nightlifebooks.blogspot.co.ukA Conversation with Deborah HarknessHow did you become interested in the intersection of alchemy, magic, and science? Historically, what do you see as the relationship between science and religion or mysticism? In college, I had a wonderful professor who taught a class on these subjects. To kick off the class, he asked us, 'How do you know what you think you know?' I've spent the last quarter century trying to answer that question. Because the world is a mysterious place and our relationship to it is not always clear, people have often turned to science, faith, and magic for answers. They help people find responses to the questions of, who am I and why am I here?Diana is an appealing heroine, determined, accomplished, and yet aware of her own weaknesses. In what ways, if any, does Diana reflect your own experience or personality? There are some similarities - Diana is also a historian of science, also interested in the history of alchemy, and shares some of my passions (including television cooking programs, tea, and rowing). Really, all the characters have some element of me in them. I think that's how authors create imaginary people who nevertheless feel real. The rest of Diana's character comes from a combination of qualities I admire in others, wish fulfilment, and my completion of the following statement: 'Wouldn't it be great if a heroine in a book was . . .Find out more about Deborah Harkness and read the full conversation in THE ALL SOULS COMPLETE TRILOGY.

Cartea vietii

Cartea vietii

Author: Deborah Harkness Format: eBook Release Date: 24/06/2015

Proaspat întorsi din calatoria în timp ce i-a purtat pâna în Anglia anilor 1590, vrajitoarea Diana Bishop si sotul ei, vampirul Matthew Clairmont, n-au vreme sa se bucure de revederea cu cei dragi. În castelul Sept-Tours, ancestrala locuinta a familiei lui Matthew, îi asteapta vechi prieteni, dar si noi amenintari. Vestea ca Diana urmeaza sa nasca gemeni este primita cu entuziasm, dar si cu îngrijorare, având în vedere ca membrii Congregatiei fac presiuni si ameninta cu sanctiuni pentru nerespectarea legamântului care le cere celor trei specii de fiinte supranaturale sa nu se amestece unele cu altele.În timp ce Diana trebuie sA -E i apere poziE ia în mijlocul complicatului neam de Clermont, pA strând totodatA secretul asupra adevA ratei naturi a puterilor ei, Matthew îE i vede propriile taine scoase la luminA atunci când Benjamin, fiul pe care îl credea pierdut, revine în viaE a lui cu gânduri negre E i o puternicA dorinE A de rA zbunare.Pe mA surA ce ziua naE terii gemenilor se apropie, Diana E i Matthew îE i dau seama cA pentru a-E i ocroti copiii, familia E i prietenii trebuie sA reîntregeascA misteriosul manuscris Ashmole 782 E i sA -i descifreze cât mai curând conE inutul. Strângând în jurul lor vampiri, vrA jitoare, demoni E i chiar oameni, cei doi se lasA conduE i de scrierile strA vechi, dar E i de E tiinE a modernA , într-o palpitantA aventurA a cunoaE terii la capA tul cA reia vor afla cine sunt ei cu adevA rat.

The Book of Life (All Souls 3)

The Book of Life (All Souls 3)

Author: Deborah Harkness Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2015

THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES HARDBACK BESTSELLER Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew once more in the stunning climax to their epic tale, following A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES and SHADOW OF NIGHT. A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it. After travelling through time in SHADOW OF NIGHT, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchant-ing series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home in France they reunite with their families - with one heart-breaking exception. But the real threat to their future is yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on a terrifying urgency. Using ancient knowl-edge and modern science, from the palaces of Venice and beyond, Diana and Matthew will finally learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

All Souls Trilogy

All Souls Trilogy

Author: Deborah Harkness Format: eBook Release Date: 30/10/2014

A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life, now available in an eBook bundleWith more than a million copies sold in the United States, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists, garnered rave reviews, and spellbound legions of loyal fans.The Book of Life brings the number one New York Times bestselling series to a deeply satisfying close, and we are now pleased to offer all three books in a lavishlydesigned boxed set, perfect for fans and newcomers alike.And dont forgetThe Book of Life goes on sale July 15, 2014, and will still be going strong. Be sure to stock up for the holidays!

The Book of Life (All Souls 3)

The Book of Life (All Souls 3)

Author: Deborah Harkness Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2014

THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES HARDBACK BESTSELLER Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew once more in the stunning climax to their epic tale, following A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES and SHADOW OF NIGHT. A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it. After travelling through time in SHADOW OF NIGHT, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchant-ing series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home in France they reunite with their families - with one heart-breaking exception. But the real threat to their future is yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on a terrifying urgency. Using ancient knowl-edge and modern science, from the palaces of Venice and beyond, Diana and Matthew will finally learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

A Discovery of Witches Now a major TV series (All Souls 1)

A Discovery of Witches Now a major TV series (All Souls 1)

Author: Deborah Harkness Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2011

Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the stunning first volume of the No.1 internationally bestsellling ALL SOULS trilogy. A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it. When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires. Sensing the significance of Diana's discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire genticist. Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels...

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