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It's 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London.
There, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and becomes fascinated by his son, Benjamin Burrows - a boy who isn’t afraid to stand up to authority and who dreams of becoming a spy. When Benjamin’s father is kidnapped, Janie and Benjamin must uncover the secrets of the apothecary’s sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia, in order to find him, all while keeping those secrets out of the hands of Russian spies.
Discovering transformative elixirs they never believed could exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a dangerous race to save the apothecary and prevent impending nuclear disaster.
Roxane Edouard manages the translation rights for The Apothecary
The audio rights are handled by Liz Farrell.
Translation Rights Sold
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