Year of Wonders (Collins Modern Classics)

Geraldine Brooks

Introducing the Collins Modern Classics, a series featuring some of the most significant books of recent times, books that shed light on the human experience – classics which will endure for generations to come.

In the spring of 1666, a bolt of infected cloth carries the plague from London to the quiet village of Eyam. The villagers elect to isolate themselves in a fateful quarantine, seen through the eyes of eighteen-year-old Anna Frith. As death and superstition creep from household to household, she must confront loss and the lure of illicit love in an extraordinary Year of Wonders.

This timeless and powerful novel, based on a true story, was the astonishing debut novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March.

Reviews of Year of Wonders (Collins Modern Classics)

    • ‘Beautifully written…it has a vivid imaginative truth’ Hilary Mantel
    • ‘Year of Wonders is a staggering fictional debut that matches journalistic accumulation of detail to natural narrative flair’ Guardian
    • ‘A lyrically written and emotionally engaging novel’ Independent
    • ‘Gripping…packed with historical detail’ Daily Mail