Thursday, March 09, 2006

Book learning #5

The Great Mortality by John Kelly.
I loved this book!
I enjoyed the tone, the style and in a disturbingly creepy way I was fascinated by the content.
Between 1347 and 1350 the Black death swept through Europe. Kelly joins with us on a tour of pestilence. He spares little imagination when describing the puss, the buboes and the agony of filty, mediaeval death. He also fills us in on the rounds of superstition and rumour that followed in it's path. A gruesome and despicable read. I couldon't put it down!

1 comment:

Debbie said...

mmmmm Good lunchtime reading