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Ghostwalk

Rebecca Stott

A Cambridge historian, Elizabeth Vogelsang, is found drowned, clutching a glass prism in her hand. The book she was writing about Isaac Newton's involvement with alchemy-the culmination of her lifelong obsession with the seventeenth century-remains unfinished. When her son, Cameron, asks his former lover, Lydia Brooke, to ghostwrite the missing final chapters of his mother's book, Lydia agrees and moves into Elizabeth's house-a studio in an orchard where the light moves restlessly across the walls. Soon Lydia discovers that the shadow of violence that has fallen across present-day Cambridge, which escalates to a series of murders, may have its origins in the troubling evidence that Elizabeth's research has unearthed. As Lydia becomes ensnared in a dangerous conspiracy that reawakens ghosts of the past, the seventeenth century slowly seeps into the twenty-first, with the city of Cambridge the bridge between them. Filled with evocative descriptions of Cambridge, past and present, Ghostwalk centers around a real historical mystery that Rebecca Stott has uncovered involving Newton's alchemy. In it, time and relationships are entangled-the present with the seventeenth century, and figures from the past with the love-torn twenty-first-century woman who is trying to discover their secrets. A stunningly original display of scholarship and imagination, and a gripping story of desire and obsession, Ghostwalk is a rare debut that will change the way most of us think about scientific innovation, the force of history, and time itself. From the Compact Disc edition.

A Cambridge historian, Elizabeth Vogelsang, is found drowned, clutching a glass prism in her hand. The book she was writing about Isaac Newton's involvement with alchemy-the culmination of her lifelong obsession with the seventeenth century-remains unfinished. When her son, Cameron, asks his former lover, Lydia Brooke, to ghostwrite the missing final chapters of his mother's book, Lydia agrees and moves into Elizabeth's house-a studio in an orchard where the light moves restlessly across the walls. Soon Lydia discovers that the shadow of violence that has fallen across present-day Cambridge, which escalates to a series of murders, may have its origins in the troubling evidence that Elizabeth's research has unearthed. As Lydia becomes ensnared in a dangerous conspiracy that reawakens ghosts of the past, the seventeenth century slowly seeps into the twenty-first, with the city of Cambridge the bridge between them. Filled with evocative descriptions of Cambridge, past and present, Ghostwalk centers around a real historical mystery that Rebecca Stott has uncovered involving Newton's alchemy. In it, time and relationships are entangled-the present with the seventeenth century, and figures from the past with the love-torn twenty-first-century woman who is trying to discover their secrets. A stunningly original display of scholarship and imagination, and a gripping story of desire and obsession, Ghostwalk is a rare debut that will change the way most of us think about scientific innovation, the force of history, and time itself. From the Compact Disc edition.
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A Cambridge historian, Elizabeth Vogelsang, is found drowned, clutching a glass prism in her hand. The book she was writing about Isaac Newton's involvement with alchemy-the culmination of her lifelong obsession with the seventeenth century-remains unfinished. When her son, Cameron, asks his former lover, Lydia Brooke, to ghostwrite the missing final chapters of his mother's book, Lydia agrees and moves into Elizabeth's house-a studio in an orchard where the light moves restlessly across the walls. Soon Lydia discovers that the shadow of violence that has fallen across present-day Cambridge, which escalates to a series of murders, may have its origins in the troubling evidence that Elizabeth's research has unearthed. As Lydia becomes ensnared in a dangerous conspiracy that reawakens ghosts of the past, the seventeenth century slowly seeps into the twenty-first, with the city of Cambridge the bridge between them. Filled with evocative descriptions of Cambridge, past and present, Ghostwalk centers around a real historical mystery that Rebecca Stott has uncovered involving Newton's alchemy. In it, time and relationships are entangled-the present with the seventeenth century, and figures from the past with the love-torn twenty-first-century woman who is trying to discover their secrets. A stunningly original display of scholarship and imagination, and a gripping story of desire and obsession, Ghostwalk is a rare debut that will change the way most of us think about scientific innovation, the force of history, and time itself. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rosalyn Landor

Length:

11h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:51


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:54


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:58


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:38


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:06


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:45


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:31


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:48


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:49


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:36


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:54


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:07


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:32


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:13


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:47


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:23


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:46


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:16


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:55


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:12


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:46


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:06


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:56


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:16


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:07


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:30


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:43


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:31


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:39


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:10


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:33


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:28


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:48


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:13


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:55


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:48


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:52


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:22


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:38


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:52


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:36


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:55


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:00


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:15


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:16


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:45


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:55


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:45


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:01


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:02


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:23


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:13


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

02:54


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:22


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:17


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:24


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:15


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:01


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:38


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:18


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:21


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:25


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:16


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:44


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:30


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:44


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:04


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:17


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:47


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:04


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:54


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:02


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:38


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

02:49


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:46


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:28


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:20


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:41


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

02:03


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:18


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:28


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:23


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:21


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

02:37


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:23


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:55


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:51


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:55


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:23


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:10


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:04


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

02:51


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:06


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:56


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:36


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:07


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:16


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:03


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:45


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:08


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:17


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

01:43


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:16


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:08


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:06


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

02:31


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:02


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:40


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

03:59


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:09


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:21


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:29


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:09


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

02:44


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:53


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

02:18