An Instance of the Fingerpost

An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears 1573220825 9781573220828
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We are in England in the 1660s. Charles II has been restored to the throne following years of civil war and Cromwells 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.With rights sold for record-breaking sums around the world, An Instance of the Fingerpost is destined to become a major international publishing event. Deserving of comparison to the works of John Fowles and Umberto Eco, Iain Pearss novel is an ingenious tour de force: an utterly compelling historical mystery with a plot that twists and turns and keeps the reader guessing until the very last page.

Author: Iain PEARS

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 691

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Publication Date: 1998-03-01


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