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Patrick Harpur

Patrick Harpur is the author of Mercurius; or, the Marriage of Heaven and Earth, a Study of Alchemy; The Philosophers’ Secret Fire: A History of the Imagination; and A Complete Guide to the Soul. He has also published three novels: The Serpent’s Circle, The Rapture and, most recently, The Savoy Truffle, a highly autobiographical black comedy.

Titles by This Author

It’s the summer of 1989, a time of global flux just before the collapse of the Berlin wall and of South Africa’s apartheid; a time of signs and portents…

Two women see something uncanny in the skies over west London.

Maeve, the wife of the local vicar, finds she has lost nearly an hour of her life. In search of this lost time, she uncovers the memory of an encounter with aliens and, worse, a mysterious event from her childhood in Ireland, which she finally redeems in the underworld of an IRA-connected pub…