The Stonehenge Letters

The Stonehenge Letters

A Novel

Book - 2014
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When Alfred Nobel died he famously left funds in his will for the creation of the various prizes which now bear his name. What most people don't know is that he also invited winners of the prizes to put forward a theory for the existence of Stonehenge. Who put these mysterious stones there? And why? In 'The Stonehenge Letters', Harry Karlinsky explores the background to this unusual request and shares the theories of Rudyard Kipling, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein and other well-known Nobel Prize winners. But is this fact or is it fiction?
Publisher: Toronto : Coach House Books, c2014.
Edition: 1st North American ed. --
ISBN: 9781552452943
1552452948
Characteristics: 253 p. :,ill.

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horthhill
Feb 01, 2016

"The Stonehenge Letters" by Harry Karlinsky is an odd novel. I'm not sure if you'd call it historical fiction or invented history. There isn't really much of a plot. It is playful and fun and funny. And, oddly enough it made me ponder.

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1_Great_Book
Sep 25, 2014

This book reads more like a scientific paper than a novel, complete with footnotes, appendices, glossaries, character references and photo credits.

I found myself constantly flipping back and forth to glean all the information concerning each chapter as I read.

That being said, I enjoyed the crackpot file fiction component while at the same time learning more about the creation of the Nobel Foundation.

Definitely different from the regular novel styles!

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