Curiosities

by Anne Fleming
Curiosities
  • ISBN-13: 9781039004979
  • Author(s): Anne Fleming
  • Subject: Historical fiction
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Knopf
  • Publication Date: 09-04-2024
  • Format: h/b

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Curiosities opens with a present-day amateur historian, Anne, who describes her unexpected discovery of five seventeenth-century manuscripts that, astonishingly, tell the same strange story from vastly different points of view. The five manuscripts spin this tale: after the Plague descends upon a village in England, two small children, Joan and Thomasina, are the only survivors. They bond tightly with each other and with a woman living in the forest nearby, who discovers and cares for them. When people return, the woman, as the lone adult alive, is accused of witchcraft, and the children are separated. Joan is taken on as a maid in the local manor house, and through her intelligence and skill becomes a companion to the fascinating Lady Margaret Long. Thomasina, sent on a sea voyage to Virginia, adopts boy's clothing and navigates life as a man named Tom. Tom and Joan find each other as adults and fall in love, but are discovered together, naked, by a young clergyman. Shocked and horri
About the book

Curiosities opens with a present-day amateur historian, Anne, who describes her unexpected discovery of five seventeenth-century manuscripts that, astonishingly, tell the same strange story from vastly different points of view. The five manuscripts spin this tale: after the Plague descends upon a village in England, two small children, Joan and Thomasina, are the only survivors. They bond tightly with each other and with a woman living in the forest nearby, who discovers and cares for them. When people return, the woman, as the lone adult alive, is accused of witchcraft, and the children are separated. Joan is taken on as a maid in the local manor house, and through her intelligence and skill becomes a companion to the fascinating Lady Margaret Long. Thomasina, sent on a sea voyage to Virginia, adopts boy's clothing and navigates life as a man named Tom. Tom and Joan find each other as adults and fall in love, but are discovered together, naked, by a young clergyman. Shocked and horri