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The Coral Thief
A Novel
Written by Rebecca Stott

The Coral Thief
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Category: Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Historical; Fiction - Literary
Imprint: Spiegel & Grau
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: May 2010
Price: $15.00
Can. Price: $
ISBN: 978-0-385-53148-1 (0-385-53148-6)
Pages: 320
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Paris, 1815. Daniel Connor, a young medical student from Edinburgh, has arrived to study anatomy at the Jardin des Plantes—only to realize that his letters of introduction and precious coral specimens, on which his tenure with the legendary Dr. Cuvier depends, have been stolen. His thief turns out to be a beautiful woman who lives in a shadowy realm of outlaws, philosophers, and émigrés. As Daniel falls in love with her, he discovers a radical theory of evolution that irrevocably changes his conception of the world.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Rebecca Stott is a professor of English literature and creative writing at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. She is the author of the novels The Coral Thief and Ghostwalk and a biography, Darwin and the Barnacle, and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio. She lives in Cambridge, England.





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