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A Gothic novel
Publication date: 31st January 2015
TIME TRAVEL! ALCHEMY! EGYPTIAN GODS! CURSES! GHOSTS! FLAPPERS!
The Book of Thoth is inspired by the classic genre of the Gothic novel.
At 27, Adam Tuckfield is contemplating the smouldering ruins of his life. His girlfriend has left him, he has been sacked from his teaching job and he will not be able to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Conservation he has started at the City and Guilds. A strange encounter on a Tube carriage leads him to apply for a position as a private tutor at Whitemoor Hall, a private estate in Somerset. From the day he sends off his application, Adam’s life takes an unusual turn: the history of the house is shrouded in mystery, his dreams become a little bit too real for his own taste and his successful job interview is rather memorable.
Ignoring what could only be described as warning signs, Adam finally makes the journey to Somerset where his grasp on reality is starting to slip. The eccentric inhabitants of the house represent the biggest challenge of all: what are the scholar Vangelis Chronos and his assistant Saturnin Bloom plotting in their sinister study? Why is the ethereal Lady Chronos so scared of men? What is the seductive Maeve Hayward doing so far away from her beloved London? Can his young charge Dimitri really see ghosts? And who are the mysterious members of the abbey community?
Oh, and is this really 1925?
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