Description - Lempriere's Dictionary by Lawrence Norfolk
It is eighteenth century London and John Lempriere, a young scholar, is writing a dictionary of classical mythology in an attempt to exorcise the demons raised by his father's bizarre and violent death. While tending to his father's business affairs, Lempriere discovers a 150-year-old conspiracy that has kept his family from its share of the fabulously wealthy East India Company, Bust as John begins to untangle the years of mystery and deceit, people begin to die, in ways that mirror the very myths he is researching...
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Author Biography - Lawrence Norfolk
Lawrence Norfolk was born in London in 1963. He read English at King's College, London, graduating in 1986. He began teaching, studied for a Ph.D., and worked as a freelance writer on a number of reference books, contributing articles and reviews to magazines and journals including the Times Literary Supplement. He has written three novels; Lempriere's Dictionary, Pope's Rhinoceros and In the Shape of a Boar.