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The Remedy: A Novel of London & Venice

Michelle Lovric
Format
Book
Published
London : Virago, 2005.
Language
English
ISBN
1844081354 (pbk.)
Summary
Two people meet in a crowded London theatre one night in 1785. They quickly become lovers--and slowly discover that neither is what he/she at first appeared to be. As a spy for the Venetian state, Mimosina trades in dangerous secrets, and Valentine Greatrakes, the mastermind behind London's quacks, in elaborate lies. As Valentine pursues the murderer of his right-hand man, he gets closer to the truth of his lover's background ,and both are forced to admit the similarities between the different kinds of contraband they trade in.
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441 p. ; 24 cm.
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