An Instance of the Fingerpost: Explore the murky world of 17th-century Oxford in this iconic historical thriller

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An Instance of the Fingerpost: Explore the murky world of 17th-century Oxford in this iconic historical thriller

An Instance of the Fingerpost: Explore the murky world of 17th-century Oxford in this iconic historical thriller

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The reader feels like an investigator, barraged with different views, conflicting stories, and it is only in the final moments of the book that most of us will discover that we were wrong. biški prisiminiau Tokie smulkūs dalykai - ten stebuklas galbūt labiau tikėtinas (visgi Kalėdų metas), bet irgi siužetiškai panašiai antrame plane, fone skleidžiasi.

By the time we come to his section, however, we are disinclined to take anything at face value, let alone Mr Wood’s rather peculiar account. The author juggles the contrasting views of the unreliable narrators with veritable finesse, so the solution to the mystery isn't revealed till the very last pages. Yet by the very term 'an instance', Francis Bacon (and Iain Pears) underline just how rare such a thing might be.An Instance of The Fingerpost is an utterly compelling historical mystery with a plot that twists and turns and keeps the reader guessing until the very last page. Along the way, Pears brings in many of the key issues of the time - witchcraft, the delight of new scientific discoveries, the complex politics following the Restoration, the uneasy position of Catholicism, and much more. Brilliantly written and utterly convincing, An Instance of the Fingerpost is gripping from the first page to the last. This is no fluffy period drama, but rather a grubby and uncertain tale where the truth is only ever glimpsed fleetingly.

One of the bigger surprises for me would probably not surprise a history buff very much, but it's still presented in a neat way that should interest someone who saw it coming. I am not sure if Pears did it deliberately, but for me this book also worked as a reminder how we only see women's life through the eyes of men throughout history, how rare it is for women to tell their story and in this book we end up knowing quite a bit about the main woman in the narrative but we never get her point of view.

However, he had a reputation as a polemicist and debated with great theologians such as Suárez https://www. Neben seinen journalistischen Arbeiten entstand mit der Zeit ein literarisches uvre, das vom Publikum wie auch von der offiziellen Literaturkritik immer wieder gelobt wurde. Other than Gillespie and I, I can't remember another novel which pulled off the notion of the unreliable narrator quite so masterfully, and Gillespie and I was only working with one lead. Most of what the narrators reveal to us they believe to be true, but they are all guilty of their own suppositions colored by their own prejudices. In reality, more than Edward VI, and Elizabeth I, he is owed the creation of the Church of England, and the great apostasy of the English people by gentle means, unlike the cruel persecutions carried out against Catholics by their predecessors.

Thomas worked for Henry the VIII and did lose his head not unusual for anyone who worked closely with the colossally paranoid King. What sticks in my mind about this book is being consumed with fury for 1/4th of it--and then having the following conclusion be the greatest revenge. 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 A

The reader is forced to pay attention to each bite, each paragraph, each lick, each word as the twists and turns of this plot are patiently revealed.

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