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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409008491
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

A Fool And His Money

Life in a Partitioned Medieval Town




'Popular history at the highest level' Independent

Few books have captured the atmosphere of daily medieval life as well or as movingly as A Fool and his Money. Rodez, in southern France, was divided for centuries by a fued between two masters. This partitioned town thus acquired two distinct cultures. The story focuses on the strange case of Peyre Marques, a merchant who forgets where he has buried his gold.

To read A Fool and his Money is like opening a shutter on to a sunlit medieval street teeming with characters, talk and noise. all coloured with the vibrancy of truth.

  • Pub date: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409008491
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Ann Wroe

Ann Wroe is the Briefings and Obituaries editor of The Economist. She is the author of seven previous works of non-fiction, including Pilate: The Biography of an Invented Man, which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Award and the W.H. Smith Award. She lives in north London.

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