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The Resource An instance of the fingerpost, Iain Pears

An instance of the fingerpost, Iain Pears

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An instance of the fingerpost
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An instance of the fingerpost
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Iain Pears
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eng
Summary
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, theologican and master spy; and Anthony Wood, the famous Oxford antiqary. 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
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Pears, Iain
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fiction
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  • Murder
  • England
  • Great Britain
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An instance of the fingerpost, Iain Pears
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Prev. published: London : Jonathan Cape, 1997
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volume
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text
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
698 pages
Isbn
9780099751816
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
(Sirsi) a153058
Label
An instance of the fingerpost, Iain Pears
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prev. published: London : Jonathan Cape, 1997
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
698 pages
Isbn
9780099751816
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
(Sirsi) a153058

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