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The words in my hand, Guinevere Glasfurd

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The words in my hand
Title
The words in my hand
Statement of responsibility
Guinevere Glasfurd
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Words in My Hand is the reimagined true story of Helena Jans, a Dutch maid in 17th-century Amsterdam, who works for Mr Sergeant the English bookseller. When a mysterious and reclusive lodger arrives - the Monsieur - Mr Sergeant insists everything must be just so. It transpires that the Monsieur is Rene Descartes. This is Helena’s story: the woman in front of Descartes, a young woman who yearns for knowledge, who wants to write so badly she makes ink from beetroot and writes in secret on her skin - only to be held back by her position in society. Weaving together the story of Descartes’ quest for reason with Helena’s struggle for literacy, their worlds overlap as their feelings deepen; yet remain sharply divided. For all Descartes’ learning, it is Helena he seeks out as she reveals the surprise in the everyday world that surrounds him. When reputation is everything and with so much to lose, some truths must remain hidden. Helena and Descartes face a terrible tragedy and ultimately have to decide if their love is possible at all
Awards note
Costa First Novel Award, Shortlist 2016.
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Index
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Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
The words in my hand, Guinevere Glasfurd
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Includes bibliographical references
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
[xi], 414 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781473617865
Media category
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Media MARC source
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System control number
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