Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks, a multimedia review

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (Cover) Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks is inspired by the true story of a village in Eyam, Derbyshire, who in the time of the Plague did a most unusual thing. Instead of each man and woman fleeing for their lives, they sought to halt the spread of the Plague by closing the village in and selflessly bearing out its wrath internally. Geraldine Brooks has done an incredible job of evoking the customs and superstitions of the period, the nuance of language and the hardship of labour, such that you feel completely immersed in the village and its fate. The historical detail is astounding, but it is the very personal nature of Anna’s friendship with the rector’s wife that makes the horror of the plague so much more vivid.

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