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An Instance of the Fingerpost

Author: Pears, Iain

Publisher: Riverhead Books

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An Instance of the Fingerpost : We are in England in the 1660s, Charles II has been restored to the throne following years of civil war and Oliver Cromwell's short-lived republic. Oxford is the intellectual seat of the country, a place of great scientific, religious, and political ferment. A fellow of New College is found dead in suspicious circumstances. A young woman is accused of his murder. We hear the story of the death from four witnesses: an Italian physician intent on claiming credit for the invention of blood transfusion; the son of an alleged Royalist traitor; a master cryptographer who has worked for both Cromwell and the king; and a renowned Oxford antiquarian. Each tells his own version of what happened. Only one reveals the extraordinary truth.

Category   Subject
Fiction   Mystery & Detective

ISBN 13:9781573227957
ISBN 10:1573227951
Size:9.01" l x 6.06" w x 1.63" h
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