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Pandemic diary: Newbury in a time of crisis
by Mark C Baker

Published July, 2020

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On 31 December 2019 the World Health Organisation received its first report that a pneumonia of unknown cause had been detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan. By 11 March 2020 the outbreak had been declared a pandemic. On 20 March the UK government ordered schools, pubs, restaurants, gyms and other social venues to close. Three days later it was announced that people should only leave their homes to buy food, exercise once per day or go to work. The country went from normality to lockdown in a matter of days. Around the world, billions were affected.

"Pandemic diary" is a photo-journal that covers this unprecedented period, from the point of view of one person, living in Newbury in Berkshire, a medium-sized English town. It covers the highs and lows of living in lockdown and is extensively illustrated with photographs of Newbury and local stretches of the Kennet and Avon Canal, its flora and fauna.

8.5 x 11”, 168 full colour pages, over 320 photographs.
ISBN: 979-8666263686
ASIN (print): B08DC3ZGML   ASIN (Kindle): B08W2BMN4Y

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