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The Philosopher's Apprentice

The Philosopher's Apprentice

(2008)
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After crashing and burning during his PhD viva, Mason Ambrose is offered a large amount of money to come to the Isla de Sangre to instruct the daughter of wealthy Edwina Sabachtani. He is to use his knowledge as a philosopher to instil a conscience, a moral compass, in Edwina's daughter Londa following a diving accident which has supposedly destroyed her sense of right and wrong. Mason happily instructs her in schools of thought, from the stoics to the epicureans. But it is when he introduces her to the Beatitudes that the seeds of a rampaging sense of justice are sown and Londa becomes determined that the meek really shall inherit the earth! She becomes something of a 'celebrity saint' but then she takes her crusade too far, kidnapping a boat full of wealthy industrialists. A funny, tongue in cheek but also thought-provoking novel from the author of THE LAST WITCHFINDER that asks important questions about what makes us human and how we makes choices in a complex world.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: The Philosopher's Apprentice
Author(s): James Morrow
ISBN: 0297853430 / 9780297853435 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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February 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Philosopher's Apprentice: A Novel
Author(s): James Morrow
ISBN: 006135144X / 9780061351440 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

March 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Philosopher's Apprentice
Author(s): James Morrow
ISBN: 0753826402 / 9780753826409 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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January 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Philosopher's Apprentice: A Novel
Author(s): James Morrow
ISBN: 0061351458 / 9780061351457 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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September 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Philosopher's Apprentice
Author(s): James Morrow
ISBN: 0753824647 / 9780753824641 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Philosopher's Apprentice
Author(s): James Morrow
ISBN: 0297853449 / 9780297853442 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Philosopher's Apprentice
Author(s): James Morrow

Publisher: Orion
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March 2008 : USA, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Philosopher's Apprentice
Author(s): James Morrow

Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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