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Q & A with Maeva, Spanish publishers of The Apothecary’s Daughter

First off, Charlotte, we’d like to get to know you better as a writer: what inspires you? It’s hard to be precise because inspiration comes from many places; reading a newspaper, hearing a family story, a girl in a red

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The Milliner’s Daughter

Coming soon! An exclusive short story to be released as an ebook in October. If you’ve read The Apothecary’s Daughter you will have encountered beautiful, selfish Arabella Leyton. But did you ever wonder what happened to her after she and

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Reading Group Questions – The Apothecary’s Daughter

Here are some suggestions for Reading Group discussions for The Apothecary’s Daughter What is the central theme of the book and how did it resonate with you? Who is your favourite/least favourite character and how real did they feel to

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The Plague Comes to Town

If only they’d had antibiotics in the seventeenth century, the course of Susannah’s life in The Apothecary’s Daughter would have been very different. Scientists have recently mapped the genetic code of bacteria obtained from an ancient plague pit in East

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Charlotte Betts Always a bookworm, Charlotte discovered her passion for writing after her three children and two step-children had grown up. She lives with her husband in a cottage in the woods on the borders of Hampshire and Berkshire.

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