The Alchemist's Apprentice tells the rags-to-riches story of Jack, the blacksmith's boy. Jack's quest leads him on a quixotic set of travels which have a rollicking 'Tom Jones' feel to them. Eventually after both hardship and luxury, Jack finds himself with the enigmatic alchemist, Barnstable, dabbling in alchemy until finally he holds in his hand the precious and long awaited nugget but by that time, of course, it is too late. For the marvels of life cannot be bought.
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"I couldn't put the book down" The Irish PostBook Description:
A historical picaresque novel by master storyteller Kate Thompson recounting the adventures of a boy trying to understand what really matters in the world.
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Book Description Red Fox, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99439484