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Ibis Press Authors   Adams, W. Marsham Agrippa, Cornelius Anthony, Maggy Atkins, Charles Bane, Rosanne Bartlett, Robert Allen Bedi, Ashok, M.D. Bell, Lynn Birch, Una Bloch, Douglas Bogart, Greg Bolen, Jean Shinoda Borstein, Agneta Bosman, Leonard Brahm, Laurence J. Brennan,

In the Cards

In the Cards

In the Cards: Murder and Magic in the Library.
by Marjorie G. Jones

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Marjorie Jones has produced a tour de force. In the Cards combines a cleverly-plotted murder mystery with an encyclopedic and engaging history of Tarot.

—Peter Conn, Executive Director of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia

The theft of a rare volume in the renowned library of ancient philosophical traditions at the Warburg Institute, and the brutal slaying of its chief Librarian, pits Dame Frances Yates against a killer. The eminent historian of Renaissance spirituality battles a sociopath whose hostility, greed, and violence upset the idyllic atmosphere of this quiet scholarly community. Following her intuition and insights through the mysterious Tarot cards, Dame Frances uncovers clues to the identity of the perpetrator. With the assistance of a Scotland Yard detective—an enthusiastic Freemason—and an attractive American lawyer-turned-scholar, Yates zeroes in on the murderer.

This fast-paced novel combines murder, larceny, and Tarot. Lively characters, romance, humor, and scenes from the pastoral English countryside contrast with the dark underbelly of the twisted landscape of a self-absorbed assassin, and his unscrupulous and manipulative business partner. Sure to grab the attention of anyone who appreciates great detective fiction and the symbolic world of the Mysteries.

Move over, Miss Marple! Here comes the complicated and original scholar Frances Yates, with hairpins flying and ashes dropping from her Woodbine cigarettes.

—Kathy Chamberlain, author of Jane Welsh Carlyle and Her Victorian World

Masterfully written, intelligent in design, and fun to read. After reading In the Cards, I am convinced that Dame Frances Yates would have given Sherlock Holmes a run for his money!

—Michael Castrilli, author of Parish Finance

Dorothy Sayers’ Lord Peter Wimsey has found his match. In what one hopes is the first in a series, Marjorie Jones gives us an equally erudite and witty scholar turned detective in the semi-fictionalized person of historian Dame Frances Yates.

—Maria Enrico, City University of New York

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Frances Yates and the Hermetic Tradition

Frances Yates and the Hermetic Tradition

Frances Yates and the Hermetic Tradition
by Marjorie G. Jones

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This is the first full-length biography of British historian Frances Yates, author of such acclaimed works as Giordano Bruno and The Hermetic Tradition and The Art of Memory, one of the most influential non-fiction books of the twentieth century. Jones’s book explores Yates’ remarkable life and career and her interest in the mysterious figure of Giordano Bruno and the influence of the Hermetic tradition on the culture of the Renaissance. Her revolutionary way of viewing history, literature, art, and the theater as integral parts of the cultural picture of the time period did much to shape modern interdisciplinary approaches to history and literary criticism. Jones focuses not only on the particulars of Yates’ life, but also sheds light on the tradition of female historians of her time and their contributions to Renaissance scholarship. In addition to her insightful commentary on Yates’ academic work, Jones quotes from Frances’ diaries and the writings of those who were close to her, to shed light on Yates’ private life. This biography is significant for those with an interest in literary criticism, women’s history, scientific history, or the intellectual atmosphere of post-war Britain, as well as those interested in the Hermetic tradition.

2008.
ISBN: 0-89254-133-4
263 Pages, 6″ x 9″. Paperback.
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