An Instance of the fingerpost

by Iain Pears | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 009975181x Global Overview for this book
Registered by TheGreenMan of York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on 9/23/2018
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by TheGreenMan from York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 23, 2018

From the inside cover:

"Set in Oxford in the 1660s - a time and place of great intellectual, scientific, religious 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 this father; John Wallis, chief cryptographer to both Cromwell and Charles II, a mathematician, theologian and inveterate plotter; 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 TheGreenMan at York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 23, 2018
Picked up cheaply, especially for BookCrossing purposes.

I read this many years ago. I can remember it was utterly engrossing, atmospheric and immersive and that it took a surprising turn at the end. Yes, it's quite complex - but, for me, it well rewarded the effort I put in!

I'm planning to release this at this Tuesday evening's 'Authors-Beginning-With-I'-themed BC Meetup being held at The Brigantes in York from 7pm onwards... ('I' is for Iain!)

Released 3 mos ago (9/25/2018 UTC) at Brigantes Bar & Brasserie OBCZ / Meetup Venue in York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom


releasing, as promised...

Journal Entry 4 by Chuggypig at York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Picked up at the September York Bookcrossing meetup.

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