The Last Hours

by Minette Walters | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9781760294984 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingkeeta1wing of Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on 9/24/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkeeta1wing from Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Monday, September 24, 2018
When the Black Death enters England through the port of Melcombe in Dorseteshire in June 1348, no one knows what manner of sickness it is or how it spreads and kills so quickly.

The Church proclaims it a punishment from God but Lady Anne of Develish has different ideas. With her brutal husband absent, she decides on more sensible ways to protect her people than the daily confessions of sin recommended by the Bishop. Anne gathers her serfs within the gates of Develish and refuses entry to outsiders, even to her husband.

She makes an enemy of her daughter by doing so, but her resolve is strengthened by the support of her leading serfs... until food stocks run low and the nerves of all are tested by their ignorance of what is happening in the world outside. The people of Develish are alive. But for how long? And what will they discover when the time comes for them to cross the moat?

Compelling and suspenseful, The Last Hours is a riveting tale of human ingenuity and endurance against the worst pandemic known to history. In Lady Anne of Develish - leader, saviour, heretic - Walters has created her most memorable heroine to date.

Journal Entry 2 by wingkeeta1wing at By Post, By Post -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Travelling to Edwardstreet as a tag-along to a tag :)

Journal Entry 3 by wingEdwardstreetwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Friday, September 28, 2018
A surprise addition to the tag parcel thanks so much

To be read and posted as part of the wishlist tag game

Despite it's size a very quick easy read.

Journal Entry 6 by jeniwren at Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, January 24, 2019
Thanks for the wishlist tag. I have read this author previously when she wrote suspensful crime novels and I am very interested to read this shift she has made to historical fiction.

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