Hugh Pennington: Use soap and water, 21 April 2005
Show More Return of the Black Death: The World’s Greatest Serial Killer by Susan Scott and Christopher Duncan.
Wiley, 310 pp., £16.99, May 2004, 0 470 09000 6Show More
The Great Plague: The Story of London’s Most Deadly Year by Lloyd Moote and Dorothy Moote.
Johns Hopkins, 357 pp., £19.95, April 2004, 0 8018 7783 0Show More
Plague: The Mysterious Past and Terrifying Future of the World’s Most Dangerous Disease by Wendy Orent.
Free Press, 276 pp., £17.99, May 2004, 0 7432 3685 8Show More
“... but unlikely; these positive results should not be dismissed lightly. Lloyd and Dorothy Moote and Wendy Orent don’t doubt that Yersinia was responsible. Lloyd Moote is a historian of the 17th century, Dorothy Moote a microbiologist and teacher. Their aim was to supplant Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year – a fictional account based on real ...”