Nick Burton: Our Plague Year
Let us take you back to 1665. A plague creeps ever towards a rural English village, Eyam, in Derbyshire.
An isolated village in lockdown brings out the worst and the best in its people (mostly the worst).
Wise woman Granny Dankworth, speaks a muddled truth but holds no authority within the village hierarchy. Village gossip, George Gribble, blames the fairies for all misfortune. Young Godfrey Berrycloth, confined to a wheelchair, could be best positioned to ride out the inconvenience – his rich interior world within a moment’s reach…