The Alchemist's Dream

The Alchemist's Dream

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In the fall of 1669, the Nonsuch returned to London with a load of fur from Hudson Bay. It brought something else, too--the lost journal from Henry Hudson's tragic search for a passage to Cathay in 1611. The journal finds its way to the aged Robert Bylot and triggers disturbing memories of his life--memories of a plague-ridden city, the mysterious alchemist John Dee, and mutiny in the frozen wastes of Hudson Bay. Will the journal and memories finally allow Bylot peace of mind?
Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, c2007.
ISBN: 9781552639344
1552639347
Characteristics: 248 pages ;,22 cm.

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samdog123 Aug 02, 2009

John Wilson writes excellent historical fiction for tweens/teens. Robert Bylot, a retired navigator from Henry Hudson's fatal voyage, remembers his early years in London learning from necromancer, Dr. John Dee. When a sailor brings him Henry Hudson's journal, it brings back the adventures and tragedies of his youth.

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