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The Stockholm Octavo
A dazzling debut, full of opulent period detail, brilliantly interweaving history, romance and intrigue, in which one man's fortune in the form of The Octavo holds the key to a nation's precarious fate. As dramatic as opera, as vivid as a painting, THE STOCKHOLM OCTAVO brings a real and imagined history to astonishing life.
In 18th century Stockholm, as the winds of revolution rage through the great capitals of Europe, the key to a nation's fate rests in the hands of an unlikely hero.
Emil Larsson is a drinker, card player and contented bachelor until he is told that his position at the Office of Excise and Customs depends on his settling down and finding a wife. Mrs Sparrow, proprietor of an exclusive gaming house, fortune teller (and confidante of King Gustav III) offers to lay an Octavo for him - a form of cartomancy which can divine his future if he can find the eight individuals who can help him realise his vision.

When Mrs Sparrow wins a mysterious fan in her card game, the Octavo's deeper powers are revealed. No longer just a game of the heart, collecting his Eight is now crucial to pulling his country back from the brink of rebellion and chaos.

A debut novel full of opulent period detail, brilliantly interweaving history, romance and intrigue, in which one man's fortune holds the key to a nation's precarious fate.

'A delicious page-turner that brings 18th century Stockholm to vivid life, complete with scandal, conspiracy, mystery, and a hint of magic.' - Eleanor Brown, New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters

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Autor: Karen Engelmann
ISBN-13: 9781444742701
ISBN: 1444742701
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 432
Gewicht: 556 g
Format: 233x153x32 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Autor: Karen Engelmann
Karen Engelmann stammt aus dem Mittleren Westen Amerikas und studierte Grafikdesign. Nach ihrem Studium ging sie für acht Jahre nach Malmö, Schweden, und arbeitete dort als Illustratorin, Grafikerin und Bühnengestalterin. Seit ihrer Jugend pflegte sie eine besondere Leidenschaft für die Literatur, von der sie später eingeholt wurde. Sie absolvierte ein Creative Writing Program am Goddard College. Sie lebt mit ihrer Familie nördlich von New York City.

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Autor: Karen Engelmann
ISBN-13:: 9781444742701
ISBN: 1444742701
Erscheinungsjahr: 13.09.2012
Verlag: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Gewicht: 556g
Seiten: 432
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 233x153x32 mm