A secret network of women with a legacy of poison and revenge.
A secret apothecary store in 18th-century London caters to an unusual type of clientele. Women across the city talk about a mysterious woman called Nella who sells well disguised poisons to use against the oppressively powerful men in their lives.
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But the apothecary’s future is imperiled when her latest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old boy, makes a fatal error, triggering a series of consequences that echo through time.
“The Lost Apothecary is a subversive and intoxicating novel with unforgettable characters searing insights into the ways women can save each others’ lives despite the barriers of time.”
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Meanwhile in present day London, aspiring historian Caroline Pryce spends her tenth wedding anniversary by herself, running from her own past. When she stumbles across a clue to the unsolved murders of the apothecary who lived 200 years ago, her entire life is turned upside down in a shocking turn of events.
The Lost Apothecary (2021) by Sarah PennerDune (2007) By: Glennon Doyle
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