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Mar 04 2019

Obit

DVD - 2017
"I've been reading obits since I was 8 years old. Like this sterling documentary highlighted, obits are about life. The Times still has full time reporters as their obit writers: their work is highly skillful, writing an entire life in less than a..." Permalink
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Sep 09 2018
"I had avoided reading this because of mixed reviews I'd read until I saw that it was going to be a PBS Masterpiece offering. So, I thought I'd give it a try. Nearly 14 hours later (I listened to the audio version) I'm sad to say I agree with th..." Permalink
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velvetcactus made a comment Aug 20 2018
"Minette still in top form. Her historical research paid off to make the characters come to life in an entirely plausible manner. She did an excellent job of portraying the lives of those encountering the Bubonic Plague or Black Death. The realism ..." Permalink
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velvetcactus added a title to their Completed shelf Aug 20 2018
When the Black Death enters England through the port of Melcombe in Dorseteshire in June 1348, no one knows what manner of sickness it is or how it spreads and kills so quickly. The Church cites God as the cause, and religious fear grips the...
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