The Stonehenge Letters

By (author): Harry Karlinsky

While researching why Freud failed to win a Nobel Prize at the Nobel Archives in Sweden, a psychiatrist makes an unusual discovery. Among the piles of papers in the ‘Crackpot’ file are letters addressed to the executor of Alfred Nobel’s will, written by several notable Nobel laureates – including Rudyard Kipling and Marie Curie — each offering an explanation of why and how Stonehenge was constructed. Diligent research uncovers that Alfred Nobel added a secret codicil to his will, a prize for the Nobel laureate who solves the mystery of Stonehenge.

Weaving together a wealth of primary sources – photos, letters, wills – The Stonehenge Letters tells the tale of a fascinating secret competition.

Praise for The Stonehenge Letters:

‘This little novel is a delight from its first word to its last. The Stonehenge Letters is by turns thoughtful,whimsical, haunting and laugh-out-loud funny. Reading this book was like skating over the smoothest ice; I was blissfully unaware of the transition from history to fiction and back again’

– Annabel Lyon, author of The Sweet Girl

‘In his alarmingly smart and dangerously absorbing Freud-tinged romance/detective story, Harry Karlinsky deploys explosions, earthworms, radioactive particles and a passel of Nobel laureates to reinvent historyin the golden age of invention.’

– Zsuzsi Gartner, author of Better Living Through Plastic Explosives

AUTHOR

Harry Karlinsky

Harry Karlinsky is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. His first novel, The Evolution of Inanimate Objects (HarperCollins UK), was longlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize.


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Dimensions:

256 Pages
8.02in * 5.21in * .59in
310gr

Published:

April 29, 2014

Publisher:

Coach House Books

ISBN:

9781552452943

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Literary

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Language:

eng

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