Instance Of The Fingerpost

Pears, Iain

| 1997

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'A fictional tour de force which combines erudition with mystery' PD James Oxford in the 1660s. Sarah Blundy 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, theologian and master spy; and Anthony Wood, the famous Oxford antiquary. Each one tells their version of what happened but only one reveals the extraordinary truth. Brilliantly written and utterly convincing, An Instance of the Fingerpost is gripping from the first page to the last. 'A novel that combines the simple pleasures of Agatha Christie with the...

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2016-10-12

Betyg

Vldigt intressant grundberttelse men jag vntade hela boken igenom p att jag skulle fastna. P nt stt r den nd lsvrd men skulle grna se ngon skriva om den s den blir lite mer spnnande.

Maritha .

2014-01-27

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Briljant skrivet! Trots att den r tjock och samma historia berttas frn fyra olika synvinklar, med respektive "frfattares" egen vinkling och sanning, s knns boken aldrig fr lng eller blir trkig. Frfattaren har stor sakkunnighet och genuin knsla fr tidsperioden utan att fr den skull skriva lsaren p nsan med ondiga fakta. Sprket r en ren njutning.

Maria B Hansson

2010-03-22

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Finurligt upplagd bok dr fyra personer berttar sin version av samma skeende. Mustig beskrivning av en svunnen vrld p samma gng. Tnk s annorlunda det var att leva p den tiden!