”The Angel and the Apothecary is a rich, dark and wholly compelling story of pain, passion, healing and hope. It powerfully and wittily evokes a world in flux, as the Enlightenment comes to terms with the wisdom of the ages. I loved it.“

Emma Darwin, author of the Mathematics of Love

Kate Rose


The Angel & the Apothecary has been longlisted for the Myslexia First Novel Aware, the Aurora Metro International Novel Award and the PEN First Novel Award.


‘Just to say one of the best books I have read in a while; a truly beautiful story, so atmospheric and well researched. My interests are Georgian England and herbs. I’ve recommend to all I cannot wait for your next book.’

Marilyn Rain, avid reader

'Loved the rich and atmospheric descriptions of 17th century London and it’s characters as well as the many herbal and medicinal references. Very enticing storyline, thoroughly enjoyed this book.'

Marion C

'A wonderful and meticulously researched novel. Kate Rose transports the reader into the world of Jeremiah's precarious apothecary business and the perils he faces. The descriptions are rich and evocative and the pace flowed fluently. I learnt a lot of fascinating facts about herbal medicine and avidly await the author's next novel!'

Alice S

I loved the storyline and information presented. The timeline felt off where days passed but there was still the same amount of time until the deadline. Looking forward to reading more from this author.


Bought for me as a present. Really enjoyed the story - I have made a note of the many natural remedies to try. Wish I hadn’t read it so quickly but couldn’t put it down.


A dark, compelling, brilliantly researched historical novel that took me back to life in the 1700’s, along with amazing insights into herbal medicine.

Liane J

Really enjoyed this book. Highly recommend.


The Angel and the Apothecary is a great human story of love, kindness, perseverance and redemption . Jerimiah's journey through a world in turmoil is the medicine we all need in times like these. The author's attention to detail brings the characters to life and keeps you on tenterhooks throughout.

Apart from being a great read, this is also one of the most beautiful books I've bought recently. I love the cover illustration. A great addition to any bookshelf.


Wonderful and evocative story of 17th century London. Brilliantly researched, both shocking and funny. Pure escapism, and a must if you enjoy historical fiction.

Jo F


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Jeremiah I.S Goode, a gifted gentleman apothecary, tends to the poorest inhabitants of St Giles, London, 1741. Deep in debt and troubled by the past, Jeremiah is given a chance to redeem his life and escape prison. In order to do so, however, he must discover the healing power of love and how it can hold a mirror to one’s own imperfections.


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