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An Instance of the fingerpost
by Iain Pears | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by KawasakiBabe of Littletown, Liversedge, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 7/16/2014
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status (set by bethanymay): to be read


4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by KawasakiBabe from Littletown, Liversedge, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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Set in Oxford in the 1660s - a time and place of great intellectual, religious, scientific and political ferment - this remarkable novel centres around a young woman, Sarah Blundy, who stands accused of the murder of Robert Grove, a fellow of New College. Four witnesses describe the events surrounding his death: Marco da Cola, a Venetian Catholic intent on claiming credit for the invention of blood transfusion;Jack Prescott, the son of a supposed traitor to the Royalist cause, determined to vindicate his father; John Wallis, chief cryptographer to both Cromwell and Charles II, a mathematician, theologian and master spy; and Anthony Wood, the famous Oxford antiquary.


Each one tells their version of what happened but only one reveals the extraordinary truth. Brilliantly written, utterly convincing, gripping from the first page to the last, An Instance of the Fingerpost is a magnificent tour de force. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, August 04, 2014

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Rec'd in a (huge) bag of books from kawaskaiBabe...many thanks!

Probably won't read this but will release to a fundraiser/charity shop :o) 


Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, August 04, 2014

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Oh...set in Oxford so may save for the Convention. Although it's a chunky book about as big as 3 others so may take a lot of room in my suitcase. Looks like I won't be taking many clothes.... 


Journal Entry 4 by wingPlum-crazywing at Bookcrossing Convention 2015 in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (4/10/2015 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention 2015 in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:


To be released onto the buffet table at the BookCrossing Convention. If it's not picked up by a bookcrosser it will be released into the wild when we undertake our release walk......wherever you found it please let us know it's safe with you :o)


 


Journal Entry 5 by wingSemioticghostwing at Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Saturday, April 11, 2015

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Picked up with thanks at the Oxford International BookCrossing convention!  


Journal Entry 6 by wingSemioticghostwing at Caffe Nero IP1 book-crossing zone in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Friday, August 28, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (8/28/2015 UTC) at Caffe Nero IP1 book-crossing zone in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

This book is to be left on the mantelpiece upstairs in Caffe Nero.

If you are the finder, you can make a journal entry here - you can remain anonymous if you want! I hope you enjoy the book and that you'll get a chance to leave it somewhere else for someone else to find in due course. There is an old (but still very informative) article on bookcrossing to be found here:
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2005/jul/31/fiction.features1

Local bookcrossers meet on the second Saturday of each month from 12-1 (ish) upstairs in Coffee Link on Neptune Marina. New people are always welcome, and you don't need to bring anything. You will recognize us by the pile of books on the table. Tis brings me to the potential danger of such meetups - you may leave with more books than you brought :)

If you like the idea of bookcrossing, more free books can be found in Ipswich bookcrossing zones:
Caffe Nero, the Buttermarket, (upstairs on the mantlepiece)
The Greyhound pub on Ivry Road (shelf opposite the bar)
Coffee Link, Neptune Marina (upstairs, book case on far wall)

Colchester:
Slack Space, Eld Lane
Love Coffee Aroma, High Street
Purple Dog, Eld Lane
Foresters Arms, Castle Road
Hospital Arms, Crouch Street
15 Queen Street
Fox Pub, Layer de la Haye


Please do stop for a coffee or drink while you're there.

 


Journal Entry 7 by bethanymay at Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Friday, October 02, 2015

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Found in Caffe Nero at the Buttermarket. Intrigued ... 


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