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The wisdom of bones

Aldridge, Kitty, 1962-2019
London 1879. In a gloomy room on Islington's backstreets showman Percy Unusual George dreams of the miracle that will change his fortunes and that of his troupe of performing Remarkables. This waking dream will lead him to an infamous French dwarf, an exiled Polish king and a superstar of the Enlightenment and alter the course of his life forever. France 1746-1764. At the court of Lunéville, in the Alsace region of Lorraine, exiled Polish King Stanislas hosts grand parties for the French nobility and luminaries of the Enlightenment. While Voltaire dotes on his lover, Émilie du Châtelet, the Polish king presents his horrified queen with a gift of an infant dwarf from the Vosges Mountains. King Stanislas names the child Bébé, and watches as his protégé becomes the most notorious and celebrated dwarf in France, until an unexpected guest arrives and unforeseen tragedy follows.
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The wisdom of bones / Kitty Aldridge.
London : Corsair, 2019.
viii, 256 pages : illustration (black and white), map (black and white) ; 23 cm
9781472154392 (hbk. :)
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