The Stonehenge Letters

April 29, 2014|
The Stonehenge Letters by Harry Karlinsky
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While researching why Freud failed to win a Nobel Prize at the Nobel Archives in Sweden, a psychiatrist makes an unusual discovery. Among the piles of papers in the ''Crackpot'' file are letters addressed to the executor of Alfred Nobel''s will, written by several notable Nobel laureates - including Rudyard Kipling and Marie Curie - each offering an explanation of why and how Stonehenge was constructed. Diligent research uncovers that Alfred Nobel added a secret codicil to his will, a prize for the Nobel laureate who solves the mystery of Stonehenge.

Weaving together a wealth of primary sources - photos, letters, wills - The Stonehenge Letters tells the tale of a fascinating secret competition.

Praise for The Stonehenge Letters:

''This little novel is a delight from its first word to its last. The Stonehenge Letters is by turns thoughtful,whimsical, haunting and laugh-out-loud funny. Reading this book was like skating over the smoothest ice; I was blissfully unaware of the transition from history to fiction and back again''

- Annabel Lyon, author of The Sweet Girl

''In his alarmingly smart and dangerously absorbing Freud-tinged romance/detective story, Harry Karlinsky deploys explosions, earthworms, radioactive particles and a passel of Nobel laureates to reinvent historyin the golden age of invention.''

- Zsuzsi Gartner, author of Better Living Through Plastic Explosives

Harry Karlinsky is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. His first novel, The Evolution of Inanimate Objects (HarperCollins UK), was longlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize.
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Title:The Stonehenge Letters
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:256 pages, 8.02 X 5.21 X 0.59 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.02 X 5.21 X 0.59 in
Published:April 29, 2014
Publisher:Coach House Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781552452943

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