The Resource The last hours, Minette Walters

The last hours, Minette Walters

Label
The last hours
Title
The last hours
Statement of responsibility
Minette Walters
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the Black Death enters England through the port of Melcombe in Dorseteshire in June 1348, no one knows what manner of sickness it is or how it spreads and kills so quickly. The Church cites God as the cause, and religious fear grips the people as they come to believe that the plague is a punishment for wickedness. But Lady Anne of Develish has her own ideas. Educated by nuns, Anne is a rarity among women, being both literate and knowledgeable. With her brutal husband absent from Develish when news of this pestilence reaches her, she takes the decision to look for more sensible ways to protect her people than daily confessions of sin. Well-versed in the importance of isolating the sick from the well, she withdraws her people inside the moat that surrounds her manor house and refuses entry even to her husband. She makes an enemy of her daughter and her husband's steward by doing so, but her resolve is strengthened by the support of her leading serfs ... until food stocks run low and the nerves of all are tested by continued confinement and ignorance of what is happening in the world outside. The people of Develish are alive. But for how long? And what will they discover when the time comes for them to cross the moat?
Member of
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10613570
Cataloging source
  • QX9
  • QX9
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walters, Minette
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Last hours
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Upper class
  • Plague
  • Black Death
  • Quarantine
  • Families
  • Great Britain
Label
The last hours, Minette Walters
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1967707
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
536 pages
Isbn
9780778369318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780778369318
  • (OCoLC)1031104239
Label
The last hours, Minette Walters
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1967707
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
536 pages
Isbn
9780778369318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780778369318
  • (OCoLC)1031104239

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