Items 61, 62, 63, 64 & 65: signed hardback copies of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES

The five highest bidders will each receive a signed hardback copy of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness

Minimum Bid: £20.00

– donated by Headline

When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it’s an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she’s kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires. Sensing the significance of Diana’s discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire genticist. Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels…

About the author: Deborah Harkness is a professor of history at USC, specialising in science and medicine in early modern Europe. She is the author most recently of THE JEWEL HOUSE (Yale, 2007), based on her ground-breaking work on how science was practiced in Elizabethan London. (And she really did once find a missing manuscript in the Bodleian Library!)

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13 Responses to Items 61, 62, 63, 64 & 65: signed hardback copies of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES

  1. Open for bidding: please place your bids!

  2. Jessica says:

    I’ll open this up with a bid of £25.00

  3. Eytan Zweig says:

    £30.00

  4. Cherie says:

    £35.00

  5. Brittany George says:

    £36.00

  6. Tom says:

    Can we in the US bid? I’ll go £40 but I need to know that the payment method can handle the conversion.

    • Jessica says:

      Tom,
      From the auction’s FAQ: Can I bid from overseas?
      Yes, as long as you write the bid in UK Pounds in the Comments box. You will be paying direct to the British Red Cross through Justgiving.com and they DO accept payments internationally.
      ~Jessica (I’m in the US, too, and searched for a while to your question before I made any offers.)

    • Thanks, Jessica – we try to keep track of the comments, but sometimes they slip through.

      Tom: yes, as Jessica says, you absolutely can bid from overseas – the Justgiving site will take payments in other currencies, we just need it in pounds to keep the bidding straight. If you want to quickly check the equivalent price in dollars, XE is good site.

      Ro

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  8. Kim says:

    £38.00

  9. LeighAnn says:

    20 pounds

  10. Nicola Klein says:

    I’ll bid 38 pounds. (or the equivalent of USD).
    Thanks!

  11. Maegan says:

    40 pounds (paying in USD)
    Thanks!

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