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The Last Hours by [Walters, Minette]
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Atmosphere, imagination and narrative power of which few other writers are capable * The Times * A staggeringly talented writer. * Guardian * Wonderful and sweeping, with a fabulous sense of place and history * Kate Mosse on The Last Hours * An enthralling account of a calamitous time, and above all a wonderful testimony to the strength of the human spirit. I was caught from the first page. * Julian Fellowes on The Last Hours * Minette Walters is a master at building engrossing tales around a single, life-shattering event. * Washington Post * A vividly-wrought and powerful story. With The Last Hours, Minette Walters has brought her impressive skill as a writer of psychological crime to create a dark and gripping depiction of Medieval England in the jaws of the Black Death. * Elizabeth Fremantle on The Last Hours * A seductive writer with an imagination that makes her dangerous to know * Sunday Express * Historical novels depend upon the writer's ability to create a credible past world and Walters manages this very well...This is an ideal read for those who just want a good story well told. Snuggle up in a chair on a cold winter night and enjoy. * nudge-book.com *

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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 proclaims it a punishment from God but Lady Anne of Develish has different ideas. With her brutal husband absent, she decides on more sensible ways to protect her people than the daily confessions of sin recommended by the Bishop. Anne gathers her serfs within the gates of Develish and refuses entry to outsiders, even to her husband.

She makes an enemy of her daughter 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 their 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?

Compelling and suspenseful, The Last Hours is a riveting tale of human ingenuity and endurance against the worst pandemic known to history. In Lady Anne of Develish - leader, saviour, heretic - Walters has created her most memorable heroine to date.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1985 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin (27 September 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0732H3J3C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #200 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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