Lindsay Clarke is a British author best known for his novel 'The Chymical Wedding', which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in 1989. He has written both fiction and non-fiction, often exploring themes of mythology, alchemy, and the transformative power of the imagination. Clarke's work is characterized by its depth of historical and philosophical research, as well as its lyrical prose.
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"The Chymical Wedding" is a novel that intertwines the lives of two poets in the 1980s with the historical tale of the alchemist, Sir Edward Kelley and Queen Elizabeth I's astrologer, John Dee. The modern day poets are researching the historical figures and find their lives mirroring the tumultuous relationship of Kelley and Dee. The novel explores themes of love, betrayal, alchemy, and the transformative power of the human spirit.