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An Instance Of The Fingerpost

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An Instance Of The Fingerpost by Iain Pears
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The 1660s were a time of great ferment-intellesctual, religious and political-and this is reflected in Pear`s text. The novel is centred on a suspicious death, that of Robert Grove, fellow of New College. We hear about it from four witnesses, a Venetian Catholic intent on claiming credit for the invention of blood transfusion; the son of a supposed traitor to the Royalist cause, determined to vindicate his father; John Wallis, chief cryptographer to both Cromwell and Charles 1l a mathematician, theologican and master spy; and Anthony Wood, the famous Oxford antiqary. Each of the first three witnesses is unreliable and only Wood, in the final volume, reveals the truth.

Author Biography

Iain Pears was born in Coventry in 1955. Educated at Wadham College, Oxford, he has worked as a journalist, an art historian and a television consultant. He is the author of several highly praised detective novels, a book of art history, countless articles on artistic, financial and historical subjects, and The Dream of Scipio and Stone's Fall.
Release date NZ
September 3rd, 1998
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Vintage
Pages
704
Dimensions
129x198x36
ISBN-13
9780099751816
Product ID
1660007

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