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A Plague On Both Your Houses - Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew 1 Book Review Summary

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In 1348 the first Black Death ravaged England and in the university city of Cambridge citizens waited for the unstoppable plague. The teacher of medicine at Michaelhouse, Doctor Matthew Bartholomew, is struggling with his advanced ideas of treatment against his more traditional collegues. When the Master of Michaelhouse inexplicably dies, Doctor Bartholomew starts asking questions the University authorities would rather go unanswered. Then bubonic plague hits the city. Susanna Gregory evokes the dingy, fetid feel of the period when social life and ignorance aided the spread of a virulent disease.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Murder of certain profession?    -   students/teachers Kind of investigator    -   skilled citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   natural disaster Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Ethnicity/Race    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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