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24%OFFIain Pears - An Instance of the Fingerpost - 9780099751816 - V9780099751816
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An Instance of the Fingerpost

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Description for An Instance of the Fingerpost Paperback. An intellectual thriller set in the Oxford of the 1660s, a time of great ferment - intellectual, religious and political. The action takes place around the suspicious death of Robert Grove, a Fellow of New College. Num Pages: 704 pages. BIC Classification: FF; FH; FJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 195 x 130 x 37. Weight in Grams: 516.
'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 ... Read more

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About Iain Pears
Iain Pears was born in 1955. He is the author of seven detective novels, a book of art history and countless articles on artistic, financial and historical subjects, and five novels, An Instance of the Fingerpost, The Dream of Scipio, The Portrait, Stone's Fall and Arcadia.

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The kind of book that has you reading it by torchlight under the bedclothes. An historical detective story set to rival The Name of the Rose, it provides the rare pleasure of combining an intricate plot with insight into the political intrigues of Restoration England
The Times
Pear's novel interweaves the grand narratives and the personal tragedies of ... Read more

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