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The blind astronomer's daughter, John Pipkin

Label
The blind astronomer's daughter
Title
The blind astronomer's daughter
Statement of responsibility
John Pipkin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In late-eighteenth-century Ireland, accidental stargazer Caroline Ainsworth learns that her life is not what it seems when her father, Arthur, throws himself from his rooftop observatory. Caroline had often assisted her father with his observations in pursuit of an unknown planet. When astronomer William Herschel discovered Uranus, Caroline could only watch helplessly as unremitting jealousy drove Arthur to madness. Now, gone blind from staring at the sun, he has chosen death over a darkened life. Grief-stricken, Caroline abandons the vain search, leaves Ireland for London, and tries to forget her love for Finnegan O'Siodha, the tinkering blacksmith who was helping her father build a telescope larger than his rival's. But her father has left her more than the wreck of that unfinished instrument: his cryptic atlas holds the secret to finding a new world at the edge of the sky. As Caroline reluctantly resumes her father's work and confronts her own longings, Ireland is swept into rebellion, and Caroline and Finnegan are plunged into its violence
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pipkin, John
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.I65
LC item number
B58 2016b
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Herschel, William
  • Herschel, William
  • Women astronomers
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Suicide victims
  • Discoveries in science
  • Large type books
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Large type books
  • Women astronomers
  • Uranus (Planet)
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Label
The blind astronomer's daughter, John Pipkin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 675-677)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
691 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410496126
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016041157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn958141441
  • (OCoLC)958141441
Label
The blind astronomer's daughter, John Pipkin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 675-677)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
691 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410496126
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016041157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn958141441
  • (OCoLC)958141441

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