The Apothecary – Maile Meloy

apothecaryIt’s 1952 and when fourteen year-old Janie is followed home one day by a mysterious black sedan her parents panic and decide to move from California to London – worried that they are going to be accused of being communist sympathisers. Little do they realise that, in London, Janie will meet a mysterious apothecary and his son Benjamin, and have to outstmart Russian spies with nuclear capability. Using the secrets of the apothecary, it is a race against time to save Benjamin’s father’s life.


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