The Stonehenge Letters by Harry KarlinskyThe Stonehenge Letters by Harry Karlinsky

The Stonehenge Letters

byHarry Karlinsky

Paperback | April 29, 2014

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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.
Title:The Stonehenge LettersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.02 × 5.21 × 0.59 inPublished:April 29, 2014Publisher:Coach House BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1552452948

ISBN - 13:9781552452943

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Innovative An innovative novel that crafts both a plausible and absurd where the world's finest seek to explain Stonehenge. This was one of the best books I read in 2014.
Date published: 2016-11-27