Corina asked Deborah Harkness:

What inspired the book Ashmole 782? Have you ever encountered, in your research, a book that brought you that kind of response (not magical, but a shiver down your spine kind of reaction)?

Deborah Harkness yes. When I found a "lost" magical book that once belonged to John Dee in Oxford's Bodleian Library! I shivered because I thought I was dreaming!

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