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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

A FOOL AND HIS MONEY is an unforgettable, moving and historically true story of life in a divided French town during the Hundred Years War. It is the story of Rodez, a town in South-central France which was divided for centuries by a feud between the local count and the bishop, and the strange case of Peyre Marques, a merchant who forgets where he has buried his gold. When two workmen discover it while unblocking a drain, his pathetic situation becomes the centre of a canvas that takes in the history of the town, of compassionate acts and brutal violence within the walls while the English rampage around the countryside.

  • 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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