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An instance of the fingerpost

Author: Iain Pears
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A novel on the way we interpret events to suit our purpose. The protagonists are four people giving evidence in a murder in 17th century England. One blames the crime on too much authority, another on the lack of it. A look at the controversies of the day, from medical experiments to religious freethinking.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Novels
Mystery fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pears, Iain.
Instance of the fingerpost.
New York : Riverhead Books, 1998
(OCoLC)606472889
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Pears
ISBN: 1573220825 9781573220828
OCLC Number: 37201399
Description: 691 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A question of precedence --
The great trust --
The character of compliance --
An instance of the fingerpost.
Responsibility: Iain Pears.

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A novel on the way we interpret events to suit our purpose. The protagonists are four people giving evidence in a murder in 17th century England. One blames the crime on too much authority, another on the lack of it. A look at the controversies of the day, from medical experiments to religious freethinking.

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