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A Fool and His Money: Life in a Partitioned Medieval Town by Ann Wroe
London: Jonathan Cape, 1995
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Red boards with Gilt titling to Spine
From the cover: 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.
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