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The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova, Little, Brown, €14.

23rd July, 2005

The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova, Little, Brown, €14.

The Historian is a fast-paced historical thriller involving a tweedy American academic who gets caught up in a literary drama-cum-murder mystery. It features ancient societies, Christian heresies, cultural icons and foreign love interests.

Sound familiar? Well, it certainly seems to have rung a few bells in the ever-alert world of publishing. Within six days of Elizabeth Kostova's debut novel arriving on her agent's desk, publishing company Little,...

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