The Words In My Hand

The Words In My Hand

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The Words in My Hand is the reimagined true story of Helena Jans, a Dutch maid in 17th century Amsterdam working for an English bookseller. One day a mysterious and reclusive lodger arrives - the Monsieur - who turns out to be René Descartes.

At first encounter the maid and the philosopher seem to have little in common, yet Helena yearns for knowledge… (more)

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The Words In My Hand

Guinevere Glasfurd lives in Fens, near Cambridge. Author of noticed short stories, her obtained a grant of Arts Council England for the writing of "The Words In My Hand, her first novel.

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The Words in My Hand is a great debut novel which, as well as painting a wonderful picture of 17th-century Amsterdam, finally gives Helena her place in history.


Book Details  


Publisher: Two Roads (January 14, 2016)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 432 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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