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

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Our first narrator is Marco da Cola, a rather flamboyantly dressed young man from Venice who is in London on business for his father.

Ir kad tai padaro istorinis detektyvas, pasakojantis apie religijų kovą (ir neteikiantis joms aiškių preferencijų), na ir žinoma apie žmogžudystę, - labai įspūdinga ir gražu.Iain Pears’ intelligent and intricately plotted novel is an exploration of the period known as the Enlightenment. He is followed by a third narrator who does the same, and then a fourth who seems more reliable than the other three (though who knows, really? The Oxford University of the novel is steeped in its own plots, schemes, and rivalries (think of the competition between Marco da Cola and Richard Lower, and Lower’s alliances with Robert Boyle, as well as the university fellows’ various reactions to the murder of Robert Grove). I enjoyed Fingerpost far more than my first Iain Pears novel, A Dream of Scipio (which also bills itself as a murder mystery on its back cover, but is most definitely not).

So begins Iain Pears' crafty, utterly mesmerizing intellectual thriller, An Instance of the Fingerpost.A man who gives loyalty and understands the true responsibility of the word, not just when it is convenient, but from the first breath as he gives it to the last breath as he expires.

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