A Discovery of Witches

by Deborah Harkness

A Discovery of Witches

Paperback, 579 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $16 | purchase

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Discovering a magical manuscript in Oxford's library, scholar Diana Bishop — a descendant of witches who has rejected her heritage — inadvertently unleashes a fantastical underworld of demons, witches and vampires whose activities center on an enchanted treasure.

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Heroine Diana Bishop is a Yale professor spending a year at Oxford. Her amazing intellect is aided by "a prodigious, photographic memory" — and that's not all she has going for her: She's described as an "extraordinary" actress and a disciplined athlete who is constantly rowing or jogging. You sort of want to kick her. But A Discovery of Witches turns out to be a fine story that's increasingly charming, centered on Bishop's discovery of a manuscript that promises to unleash all

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