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The Voynich Manuscript by Gerry Kennedy and Rob Churchill
  

The Voynich Manuscript

Historical Fiction   Books for the Boys   The Real World   

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The Da Vinci code, The Rule of Four: behind them all are the true ancient mysteries. This is one such, a 16th Century manuscript that still baffles the experts

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The Voynich Manuscript by Gerry Kennedy and Rob Churchill

The unsolved riddle of an extraordinary book which has defied interpretation for centuries

In 1912, Wilfrid Voynich, an antiquarian book dealer, stumbled upon a strange volume, its vellum pages covered in a beautiful but unrecognisable script accompanied by equally mystifying pictures. The codex, approximately 6 x 9 inches, has remained undeciphered from that day to this.

Voynich believed the codex to be the work of medieval philosopher Roger Bacon, others that the Elizabethan mathematician and occultist John Dee was the author. Whoever created the book - which now resides at Yale University - it remains to this day a singular enigma which continues to defy the best efforts of linguists, cryptanalysts and scholars. With the benefit of the authors' exhaustive research, readers can hazard their own guesses as to the meaning and provenance of this most beguiling of mysteries...

About the Author

Gerry Kennedy and Rob Churchill

Walter Reid was educated at Oxford University, where he read history, and Edinburgh University. He is now based in the west of Scotland, but spends part of the year in France. His earlier book, To Arras, 1917, an exploration of service on the Western Front and the poignant memoir of a young officer, was published by Tuckwell Press.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd February 2005

Author

Gerry Kennedy and Rob Churchill

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Publisher

Orion

Format

Paperback

Categories

Historical Fiction
Books for the Boys
The Real World


ISBN

9780752864228

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