Year of Wonders

by Geraldine Brooks | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 067091021x Global Overview for this book
Registered by boreal of Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on 11/10/2004
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by boreal from Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on Wednesday, November 10, 2004
I first read this earlier this year and loved it so much I turned it into a bookray, look Here .
Here is what I wrote about it when I read it...
It tells the story of a small village in England which in 1666 is struck down with the Plague. The rector of the church decides to isolate the village from the outside world to prevent infection and so begins the Year of Wonders.
The sights and smells that are described so well, help bring the story to life as does the language used which is how you would imagine people of the 17th century would talk. The main characters are all women and they are strong women too much more so than the male characters.
The only jarring bit was the ending which although satisfactory seems a bit far fetched.
I am looking forward to reading more by this author.

I bought this extra copy for a special bookcrossing project.

Journal Entry 2 by boreal at on Friday, November 12, 2004
Released on Thursday, November 11, 2004 at about 4:00:00 PM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at Mailed to a fellow Bookcrosser in n/a, n/a Controlled Releases.


Posted to my secret santa recipient on Friday.
Merry Christmas and I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did!

Journal Entry 3 by Lijay from Belfast, Co. Antrim United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Received in the post today, after an epic journey thanks ever so much to Boreal for all her patience.

Journal Entry 4 by Lijay from Belfast, Co. Antrim United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Thanks ever so once again to Boreal for sticking with sending me this book. I sat down to read it on Sunday and finished it on Sunday night. I really enjoyed the story which moved on at a good pace. The setting was excellent I am not overly familiar with that period but I thought it read convincingly. The only jarring note, as Boreal has noted is the ending, I found it arrived a bit suddenly, but it was nice to know that Anna had a happy ending.

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