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Flood by Ann Swinfen
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bookshelves: historical-fiction

Flood is a seventeenth century English historical fiction. It is set in the fenlands of East Anglia.

Oliver Cromwell now rules England and brings new religious regulations to the people. In the fenlands the government is pushing through enclosure of common lands, but the new drainage channels will change the natural water flows of water that the people of the area rely on.

Not willing to become victims, eighteen year old Mercy, a farmer's daughter, and her family join other villagers to fight back.

An interesting story that features the plight of the local people. This book also touches on Matthew Hopkins and the gruesome witchfinder trials.

Overall a good book for those interested in the era or the location.

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Reading Progress

October 17, 2018 – Started Reading
October 17, 2018 – Shelved
October 20, 2018 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
October 20, 2018 – Finished Reading

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