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A plague on both your houses
Gregory, Susanna, 1958-
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First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.

Physical Description:
406 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
General Note:
First published in Great Britain by Warner Books, 1996.

"The third chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew"--Jacket.
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"A Plague on Both Your Houses" introduces physician Matthew Bartholomew, whose unorthodox but effective treatment of his patients frequently draws accusations of heresy from his more traditional colleagues. Besides his practice, Bartholomew teaches medicine at Michaelhouse, part of the fledgling University of Cambridge. In 1348, the inhabitants of Cambridge live under the shadow of a terrible pestilence that has ravaged Europe and is traveling relentlessly towards England. Bartholomew, however, is distracted by the sudden and inexplicable death of the Master of Michaelhouse, a death University authorities do not want investigated. His pursuit of the truth leads him into a complex tangle of lies and intrigue that forces him to question the innocence of his closest friends, even his family. And then the Black Death finally arrives.

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Library Journal Review

In Gregory's third novel to feature medieval Cambridge physician Matthew Bartholomew and his colleague Brother Michael (A Bone of Contention, LJ 12/97), the attempt to find the murderer of a man found attached to a waterwheel takes a backseat to the arrival of the Black Death. Essential for historical fans. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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