An Instance of the Fingerpost

  • by Iain Pears
  • Narrated by Gareth Armstrong, Roger May, Christopher Oxford, David McAlister
  • 28 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Set in Oxford in the 1660s – a time and place of great intellectual, scientific, religious and political ferment – this remarkable novel centres around a young woman, Sarah Blundy, who 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 1l a mathematician, theologican and inveterate plotter; and Anthony Wood, the famous Oxford antiquary. Each one tells their version of what happened but only one reveals the extraordinary truth.

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A gripping tale!

Though long, the story was told through different voices which is a novel approach. The author holds your attention until the very end and provides a totally expected conclusion. Highly recommended and I will want to listen to more from this author.
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- Roger Perrault

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-26-2011
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd