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eBook The Apothecary's House ePub

by Adrian Mathews

  • ISBN: 1405050950
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Adrian Mathews
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Macmillan (2005)
  • Pages: 448
  • ePub book: 1508 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1746 kb
  • Other: mobi rtf mbr lrf
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 603

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Adrian Mathews The Apothecary’s House is beautifully written, a real treat. And the stor. s intricate and a lot of fun. The Halifax Herald. The most seductive thing about this book is the veiled portrait of Amsterdam, with its old houses and their secrets, its houseboats, bars and booksellers, its offbeat characters of all kinds that the author – who lives in Paris – delineates with convincing pleasure. Quotidien National, Switzerland. The plot seizes you and won’t let you go. Le Républicain Lorrain, France. With humour and erudition, Adrian Mathews has written a sort of episodic novel in the tradition of Arturo Pérez-Reverte or Iain Pears.

When an old woman storms into the Rijks Museum demanding the return of her painting, archivist Ruth Braams cannot quell her curiosity.

Excellent story for adults with a yen for thrillers, well written and with humour,great characterisation, and brilliant descriptions that bring to vivid life the people and places in Amsterdam.

Title : The Apothecary's House. Authors : Mathews, Adrian. Adrian Mathews lives in Paris with his wife and daughter. The Apothecary's House is his second novel. Product Category : Books. Publisher : Macmillan. List Price (MSRP) : 1. 9. Condition : New. Read full description. Country of Publication.

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The Apothecary's House.

The Apothecary's House. Published May 6, 2005 by Macmillan. Internet Archive Wishlist, Women archivists, Art, Fiction.

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ingenuity of Robert Wilson. Should appeal to fans of literary thrillers (Robert Wilson, Iain Pears), and also Tracey Chevaliers Girl with a Pearl Earring and Salley Vickers Miss Garnetts Angel. Adrians debut novel, Vienna Blood, won the CWA Silver Dagger for Fiction. About the Author: Adrian Mathews lives in Paris with his wife and daughter.

When an old woman storms into the Rijks Museum demanding the return of her painting, archivist Ruth Braams cannot quell her curiosity. Ruth delves into the history of the piece and discovers a picture with a disturbing wartime provenance.

Comments

Wnex Wnex
This book was interesting in its use of history, art and modern day Holland. The information about art and history included information about how the Nazis took art and hid it from the Allies, as well as, the process used for individuals to regain possession of the art work in the present day. There was even more history in the artist's letters to a friend. This information was for me totally unexpected, but true to the story. The modern day mystery to the book kept the story interesting, and made me want to discover what was going on, and who was responsible. However, the ending to this part of the story seemed to come out of nowhere. I loved the language in this book. Ruth had such a way of speaking that was very enjoyable to me, especially in her conversations with Myles. She was very spunky with those in authority, and could get carried away in her responses to their questions. At times this attitude was totally called for, and managed to get the person's attention. At times Ruth seemed to make poor decisions, and could have potentially gotten herself into real trouble. This seemed to be a long book, but it held my interest from beginning to end, and was a real learning experience.
Beranyle Beranyle
I love how vivid the details of the story is, how it tells a rare but yet common tale of what happened after and before the Holocaust. It's really well written, in a simple but yet fantastic form. It reminds me of the new movie woman in gold. It's a really similar story but yet the author made this so different from that in her own great way.
I would recommend to the author to make more books on this topic, make one about Lesensborn Camps and Action T4. Cause there is so much unknown about the holocaust, 17 million people died. 6 million Jews. So thus, not many known that.
Vertokini Vertokini
Pages and pages of minutiae and unrelated descriptions of what the character is thinking . Goes off on tangents about things totally unrelated to the story! Numerous misspelling of words, simple words, like whole ( spelled while)! Couldn't get past the first 5 chapters, I really tried. Long drawn out descriptions about Amsterdam and using street names and names of sections of the city, then goes into the history of the info mentioned which has nothing to do with the plot, which I thought was about a misappropriated painting by the Nazi's, could have fooled me. I've never been to Amsterdam! Boring and long. I want my money back!
Dawncrusher Dawncrusher
The story was well written. It moved from present day to World War II to the 1700s. There were a few plot twists and surprise revelations. The characters were well drawn; some likable, some not so much. I would consider reading other books by the author.
Yannara Yannara
Having recently been in Amsterdam, I read this with a city map beside me. Rather enjoyed the surprise directions the story took.
Agamaginn Agamaginn
good read
Wizer Wizer
I liked the characters, I liked the descriptions (where they weren't too inaccurate) I would have liked this book on the whole... but... what a shame the author didn't bother to let someone from Amsterdam proofread it, apparently. Maybe I'm a stick in the mud in some of the research omissions, and I won't sum them all up. My family consists of many generations of Mokummers, and also I have affinity and maybe more than average insight into the accuracy of parts of the subject. I smile wrily at a protagonist relating that they ate well in Westerbork while in Amsterdam they were eating tulip bulbs...in 1942. I don't want to be pedantic. But some mistakes are just unforgivable. Mixing Dutch up with German is bad enough, when unintentional, but to have a Dutch person involved in war history and moving in with an old Jewish lady declaring herself happy to have acquired some more 'Lebensraum' is just unthinkable. Lebensraum is a highly volatile term for something completely different then what the author meant, namely something like headspace. The chambermaid at his hotel would have sufficed to check this with, any Dutch person who would have read it beforehand would have remarked on it. Especially in a book that holds some pretences of accurate detail, such as mentioning actual cases (Goudstikker et al) and lenghty historical descriptions, those things are a disrespect to the subject, even if the majority of readers, those elsewhere in the world won't notice. It also makes that I am no less likely to read a novel by the same author set in a place I don't know as well as Amsterdam...
I picked this book up at the airport, never having heard of it, but the author had won the Silver Dagger award for his previous book and I have in the past liked authors that have won this award, so I bought it on a whim. It's not a completely easy read, as some of the reviewers of his previous book (Vienna Blood) have commented. His writing is sometimes stilted and he does use unusual phrasing and words (good to have a dictionary nearby!). BUT, the book is very readable and the storyline captivating. The book is a hefty 706 pages in paperback, but I didn't find it too long nor did I feel like skipping sections.

The story is set in Amsterdam, the main character working at an art museum, specializing in repatriating artwork to their rightful heirs. She comes across a painting that is being contested by two possible owners and she get inextricably involved with one of them. That is when strange things begin to happen.

The only negative comment I have is that the ending seemed somewhat rushed. After having spent a good 400-odd pages delivering the story and setting the scene, the ending took just under 100 pages. But this does not detract from the story in a major way.

Although Mathews' other book, Vienna Blood, seems to have gotten very scathing reviews, after having read this book, I am quite interested in reading it myself.