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A plague on Mr Pepys

A plague on Mr Pepys

Swift, Deborah, 1955-

The second novel in the Mr Pepys series by popular historical novelist Deborah Swift. The Great Plague has London in its grip. As the summer heat rises, red crosses mark the doors, wealthy citizens flee and only the poor remain to face the march of death. Ambitious and attractive, Bess Bagwell is determined her carpenter husband, Will, should make a name for himself and schemes to meet Samuel Pepys, diarist, friend of the King and an important man in the Navy shipyards. But Pepys has his own motive for cultivating Bess, and it's certainly not to benefit her husband. With pestilence rife in the city, all trade ceases. Will is forced to invest in his unscrupulous cousin Jack's dubious 'cure' for the pestilence which horrifies Bess and leaves them deeper in debt. Now they are desperate for money and the dreaded disease is moving ever closer. Will Pepys honour his promises or break them?

Paperback, Large print, Book. English. Historical fiction. Large type books. Historical.
Published Rearsby: Lamplight Large Print Books, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Deborah Swift
ISBN: 1528821572, 9781528821575
Intended audience: General.
Physical Description: 608 pages (large print)
Subject: Great Plague, London, England, 1664-1666 Fiction.; Pepys, Samuel, 1633-1703 Fiction.; Great Britain History Charles II, 1660-1685 Fiction.