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Th Plot Against Pepys

Long, James & Long, Ben

Verlag: Faber & Faber, 2007
ISBN 10: 0571227139 / ISBN 13: 9780571227136
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Titel: Th Plot Against Pepys

Verlag: Faber & Faber

Erscheinungsdatum: 2007

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st edition..


Imitation cloth, dj, F/F. xiv+322pp, 8pp colour plates, index, a fine copy in a fine dustjacket. Times review od the book ( by Stella Rimington ) laid in. An account of the time in 1679 when Pepys, Secretary of the Admiratly in an England gripped by fear of a Catholic plot to overthrow King Charles II, found himself accused of Treason. Knowing it was only a matter of time before he would by executed, Pepys turned detective to prove hi sinnocence. 550 grams. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 45404

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It is 1679 and England is awash with suspicion. Fear of conspiracy and religious terrorism has provoked panic in politicians and a zealous reaction from the legal system. Everywhere - or so it is feared - Catholic agents are plotting to overthrow the king. Now Samuel Pepys, Secretary of the Admiralty, finds himself in a position few people then or now would have expected - charged with treason.

Imprisoned in the Tower of London and abandoned by the embattled king, Pepys knows that time is running out before his show trial and execution. So, with customary brilliance, he sets to work investigating his mysterious accuser, Colonel John Scott, and uncovers a life riddled with ambition, forgery, treason and - ultimately - murder.

Using rare access to Pepys' own account of the affair, James Long and Ben Long brilliantly evoke a turbulent period in England's history - and tell the forgotten story of the two most dangerous years in the life of the legendary diarist.

Rezension: 'Part spy tale, part courtroom drama, the book brilliantly re-creates the atmosphere prevalent at the time.' -- Sunday Times

'The authors have uncovered "the secret workings of the 17th century" and shaped them into a taut Restoration thriller.' -- Daily Telegraph

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