When an infected bolt of
cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid
named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through
Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and
her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition. As
death reaches into every household and villagers turn from prayers to
murderous witch-hunting, Anna must find the strength to confront the
disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love. As she
struggles to survive and grow, a year of catastrophe becomes instead
annus mirabilis, a "year of wonders."
Inspired by the true story of Eyam, a village in the rugged hill country of England, Year of Wonders is a richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history
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