3 journalers for this copy...
There are mysterious elements but I wouldn't call this a mystery. The year is 1665, the theatres are open, women are acting, there is war at sea, but there are quite a number of veterans around, men who fought on the continent and men who were in either Cromwell's or King Charles' army. One of the things this book does well is point out that people still had their own beliefs after Charles II regained the throne in 1660 and there were many republicans still in the country. There were also the Fifth Monarchy Men, people who were sure that Christ was coming any day and that anything that would bring down the present government was a good action. Into the midst of what appears to have been a still messy state of affairs came the plague. One little detail that Humphries used to great effect was a description of the streets where there were so few people traveling that the grass had grown up between the cobbles. The idea that unemployed veterans would turn to highway robbery as a means of support is interesting and the feeling that there had been enough bloodshed so the highway men are not putting lead in their pistols is also interesting.
Journal Entry 2
Surrey, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Released 5 yrs ago (12/10/2014 UTC) at Surrey, British Columbia Canada
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Taking to BookCrossing Christmas dinner. I don't know what will happen to the leftovers.
Journal Entry 3
Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, December 11, 2014
Looking forward to reading this which I picked up at the Lower Mainland Bookcrossing Christmas Potluck this year!
Journal Entry 4
Word Vancouver (book & magazine festival) in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, September 29, 2019
Released 6 mos ago (9/29/2019 UTC) at Word Vancouver (book & magazine festival) in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
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Releasing at Word today - 9th floor, VPL Central Branch. Look for the Lower Mainland Bookcrossing Group table.
Journal Entry 5
Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, February 25, 2020
I've read this twice now. Nicely written. Lots of history as Strude noted.
No one took it up last time I took it to Word. Don't worry about picking it up - it's only about the Plague.
Journal Entry 6
Waves Coffee - Columbia St in New Westminster, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Released 1 mo ago (2/25/2020 UTC) at Waves Coffee - Columbia St in New Westminster, British Columbia Canada
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Releasing tonight at the Bookcrossing Meetup in New Westminster, BC. Waves Coffee - 715 Columbia Street, 7 pm.
Journal Entry 7
New Westminster, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, February 27, 2020
Picked up at the Bookcrossing Meetup. Looking forward to reading it.