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Determined, resilient and blessed with a keen mind, Ester would have been a bright star of philosophy if she hadn't been a Jewish woman in 1660s London. Through a cache of hidden letters, two burdened scholars work to uncover the mystery of this unknown woman who risked everything to leave a blazing intellectual trail. Reminiscent of The People of the Book by Gwendolyn Brooks, The Weight of Ink provides an engaging combination of historical detail, religious identity and the power of the written word to resonate across time.

Try this book if you enjoyed Possession by A.S. Byatt or The People of the Book by Gwendolyn Brooks.

Recommended by Nicola Bigley

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