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The blind astronomer's daughter : a novel, John Pipkin

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The blind astronomer's daughter : a novel
Title
The blind astronomer's daughter
Title remainder
a novel
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John Pipkin
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eng
Summary
In late-eighteenth-century Ireland, accidental stargazer Caroline Ainsworth learns that her life is not what it seems when her father, Arthur, throws himself from his rooftop observatory. Caroline had often assisted her father with his observations, in pursuit of an unknown planet; when astronomer William Herschel discovered Uranus, Caroline could only watch helplessly as unremitting jealousy drove Arthur to madness. Now, gone blind from staring at the sun, he has chosen death over a darkenedlife. Grief-stricken, Caroline abandons the vain search, leaves Ireland for London, and tries to forget her love for Finnegan O'Siodha, the tinkering blacksmith who was helping her father build a telescope larger than his rival's. But her father has left her more than the wreck of that unfinished instrument: his cryptic atlas holds the secret to finding a new world at the edge of the sky. As Caroline reluctantly resumes her father's work and confronts her own longings, Ireland is swept into rebellion, and Caroline and Finnegan are plunged into its violence
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Title
The blind astronomer's daughter
Creator
Summary
In late-eighteenth-century Ireland, Caroline Ainsworth, grief-stricken after her astronomer father's suicide, reluctantly takes up his search for a mythological planet and reconnects with the man she loves before her home is plunged into a violent rebellion
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.I65
LC item number
B58 2016
Literary form
fiction
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adult
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John Pipkin
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blind astronomers daughter
The blind astronomer's daughter : a novel, John Pipkin

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