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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?
Summary
When the Black Death enters England in June of 1348, Lady Anne decides to quarantine her estate of Develish, including two hundred bonded serfs she must bring inside the walls. But with this sudden overturning of the accepted social order, where serfs exist only to serve their lords, conflicts soon arise and a dreadful event threatens the safety of everyone inside the walls.
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10613570
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The last hours, Minette Walters
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3646374
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1048256201
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (536 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781488095306
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A83DABB9-CB71-4FD4-B89B-CEA00EEFB514
System control number
(OCoLC)1048256201
Label
The last hours, Minette Walters
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3646374
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1048256201
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (536 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781488095306
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A83DABB9-CB71-4FD4-B89B-CEA00EEFB514
System control number
(OCoLC)1048256201

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