ISBN 9781874915188
Pages 246
Dimensions 203 x 133mm
Published 2004
Publisher African Sun Press, South Africa
Format Paperback

The Apothecary's Daughter

A novel set in a fictitious place in North Africa

by Patricia Schonstein

A nobleman and his wife, an apothecary nun, an astronomer-mathematician, an inquisitor, a poet who is both lover and villain, a portraitist, a queen and loyal servants deftly act out a beautiful drama of tantalizing relationships.

They take up their roles in castle and convent, some surrounded by ornate interiors, garbed in velvets and silks, garlanded with precious jewels; while others abide in simple space devoid of art or representation, and dressed in plain linens and dull calicos. This is a wondrous tale, rendered in erotic prose and poetry, stitched through with rich imagery, humour and tenderness. It is also a story of trade and exotic travel, both across the surface of the earth and among the stars.

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About the Author

Patricia Schonstein

Patricia Schonstein-Pinnock is an internationally published novelist and poet. She has a Master's Degree in creative writing from the University of Cape Town. Originally from Zimbabwe, she now lives in South Africa. 

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