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Cover of: Doomsday book | Connie Willis
About the Book

Somewhere in the future, ordinary history students must travel back in time as part of their university degree. An award-winning best-seller in the United States, this is the first of Connie Willis' brilliant Oxford trilogy.Kivrin knows everything about the Middle Ages - she's read all the books. She knows it's dangerous: cutthroats in the woods, witch hunts, cholera, and millions dying in the plague. For a young historian, it's fascinating.When Kivrin's tutors in Oxford's history lab finally agree to send her on an on-site study trip, she jumps at the chance to observe medieval life first-hand. But a crisis that strangely links the past and future leaves her stranded in the most deadly and terrifying era in human history, face to face with the heart-rending reality behind the statistics. And while she fights for her own life, Kivrin finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope in this dark time.Five years in the writing, Doomsday Book is a storytelling triumph. Connie Willis draws upon her understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the timeless issues of evil, suffering and the indomitable will of the human spirit.

Classifications

Library of Congress PS3573.I45652 D66 1992

6 editions First published in 1992

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Doomsday Book
2010, Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd
eBook in English
Cover of: The Doomsday Book
The Doomsday Book
2000, Recorded Books LLC
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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Doomsday book
1993, Bantam Books
in English - Bantam pbk. ed.
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Doomsday book
1993, New English LIbrary
in English
Cover of: Doomsday book
Doomsday book
1992, Bantam Books
in English
Cover of: Doomsday book
Doomsday book
1992, New EnglishLibrary
in English

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