The Last Hours

The Last Hours June, 1348 The Black Death Enters England Through The Port Of Melcombe In The County Of Dorsetshire Unprepared For The Virulence Of The Disease, And The Speed With Which It Spreads, The People Of The County Start To Die In Their Thousands In The Estate Of Develish, Lady Anne Takes Control Of Her People S Future Including The Lives Of Two Hundred Bonded Serfs Strong, Compassionate And Resourceful, Lady Anne Chooses A Bastard Slave, Thaddeus Thurkell, To Act As Her Steward Together, They Decide To Quarantine Develish By Bringing The Serfs Inside The Walls With This Sudden Overturning Of The Accepted Social Order, Where Serfs Exist Only To Serve Their Lords, Conflicts Soon Arise Ignorant Of What Is Happening In The World Outside, They Wrestle With Themselves, With God And With The Terrible Uncertainty Of Their Futures Lady Anne S People Fear Starvation But They Fear The Pestilence Who Amongst Them Has The Courage To Leave The Security Of The Walls And How Safe Is Anyone In Develish When A Dreadful Event Threatens The Uneasy Status Quo.. It s the year 1348, and the little port of Melcombe in Dorseteshire will become known as the place where the sickness The Black Death began.No one knows the reason for this sickness, how and why it spread so quickly or why it killed so many The church is happy to preach that God is the reason behind it that it s a punishment for sins and wickedness.Lady Anne of Develish thinks differently, she is something of a rare female in this period in history, in that she is well educated, astute, an
I ve been a follower of Minette Walters books for some time now and constantly enjoyed reading her many entertaining and intriguing novels She has a unique writing style and I always loved how she incorporated newspaper media articles into her many stories Therefore I was very excited to hear she had written an historical fiction novel, as this has been a genre I ve beenandenjoying of late Sadly, I was quite disappointed in The Last Hours and ended up skipping some pages in ord I ve been a follower of Minette Walters books for some time now and constantly enjoyed reading her many entertaining and intriguing novels She has a unique writing style and I always loved how she incorporated newspaper media articles into her many stories Therefore I was very excited to hear she had written an historical fiction novel, as this has been a genre I ve beenandenjoying of late Sadly, I was quite disappointed in The Last Hours and ended up skipping some pages in order to get to the end I found it slow and dare I say boring It s still expertly written as expected and Minette has chosen a very interesting time in history to write about but unfortunately it just didn t do it for me There are som
A Black Death has fallen upon our land I have never read anything by Minette Walters before, but am aware she is best known for writing crime novels As such, this is something of a change for her, being historical fiction In fact, in a way, this is almost a modern dystopian novel, set in the historical setting of 1348 amidst the sweeping plague of the Black Death It is set around the household of Sir Richard of Develish, who, when we meet him, is preparing to travel to visit Bradmayne in Do A Black Death has fallen upon our land I have never read anything by Minette Walters before, but am aware she is best known for writing crime novels As such, this is something of a change for her, being historical fiction In fact, in a way, this is almost a modern dystopian novel, set in the historical setting of 1348 amidst the sweeping plague of the Black Death It is set around the household of Sir Richard of Develish, who, when we meet him, is preparing to travel to
I have read quite a few books by Minette Walters, all of them dark, disturbing crime novels I would rate her as one of my favourite crime writers and now she suddenly turns to Historical Fiction But that s okay too because I like HF and Walters is a talented writer She could probably write anything she chose.The Last Hours is unquestionably a good book The period in England surrounding the Blac
June 1348, and Sir Richard and his entourage were away from their home of Develish when the Black Death struck thought to be brought to England s shores by sailors, it was an enemy no one knew how to combat But Sir Richard s wife, Lady Anne, had her own thoughts reared by nuns, she knew to isolate the sick from the well, and she set to close their community off to anyone travelling past even her own husband and his men were stopped from entering The moat enclosed the manor house with both June 1348, and Sir Richard and his entourage were away from their home of Develish when the Black Death struck thought to be brought to England s shores by sailors, it was an enemy no one knew how to combat But Sir Richard s wife, Lady Anne, had her own thoughts reared by nuns, she knew to isolate the sick from the well, and she set to close their community off to anyone travelling past even her own husband and his men were stopped from entering The moat enclosed the manor house with both serfs plus Lady Anne and her daughter Eleanor inside Thaddeus became Lady Anne s right hand man as both were literate where others were not Lady Anne s knowledge and way with words, her calm man
2.5 very weak, pallid stars.From my status updates February 10, 2018 page 76 13.89% Love the cover good beginning, but it is starting to feel like a 21st century woman has been transplanted into 14th century England Walter s writing style is very readable though, so let s see how I get on February 11, 2018 page 166 30.35% Really flat characters you are a good guy or a bad guy, there is no in between February 15, 201
The Last Hours served as both my introduction to the writing of Minette Walters and to the genre of historical fiction As a reader of crime thrillers I was drawn by virtue of the authors reputation and that the novel is essentially a character driven examination of the new beginnings that the Black Death heralded for many The pestilence did muchthan simply claim the lives of swathes of men it also created a series of religious, social and economic upheavals None wasimportant than The Last Hours served as both my introduction to the writing of Minette Walters and to the genre of historical fiction As a reader of crime thrillers I was drawn by virtue of the authors rep
I am starting and flinging away books like a crazy person right now Millennial pop culture memoir gone Giant doorstopper about the Black Death, closed with a hefty sigh and frown Has my reading radar gone on the fritz am I trying too hard to take a break from capital L literary fiction I don t know whatever it is, its not working out This should have been good, I did really want to read a kind of medieval dystopia with boils but historical fiction is a dicey proposition and this one ha I am starting and flinging away books like a crazy person right now Mille
Lady Anne of Develish is a truly modern woman She is basically an atheist in 14th Century England If she was a Christian she would be a saint for the miracle of saving her entire village from the black death She has introduced modern hygiene and even managed to invent the morning after pill so women can have control of their own reproductive rights But proper 14th Century bad guys abound and together with her band of plucky serfs she must defeat them and save her people If you like The A Te Lady Anne of Develish is a truly modern woman She is basically an atheist in 14th Century England If she was a Christian she would be a saint for the miracle of saving her entire village from the black death She has introduced modern hygiene and even managed to invent the morning after pill so women can have control of their own reproductive rights But proper 14th Century bad guys abound and together with her band of plucky serfs she must defeat them and save her people I
Well researched book set in the time of the Black Death of 1348 it s victims and survivors This focuseson the social shift, where peasants who survive begin to havebargaining power as so many people die a time where social status could change quite dramatically I ve read many stories set during this snapshot of British history and this one is pretty much on par.I felt the pace was quite slow in places, not too much of a story line beyond the Black Death and th

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  • Paperback
  • 547 pages
  • The Last Hours
  • Minette Walters
  • English
  • 02 October 2017
  • 1760294985