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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:

Susan Duerden

Length:

6h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:55


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:34


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:49


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:17


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:21


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:39


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:17


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:54


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:12


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:16


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:02


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:18


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:42


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:21


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:46


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:16


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:58


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:39


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:44


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:05


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:48


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:16


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:59


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:08


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:13


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:16


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:50


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:19


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:32


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:14