To Calais, In Ordinary Time
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Fiction - Published: 1/Oct/2019 - ISBN: 9781786896766
Three journeys. One road. England, 1348. A gentlewoman is fleeing an arranged marriage, a Scottish proctor is returning to his monastery in Avignon and a young ploughman in search of adventure is on his way to volunteer with a company of archers. All come together on the road to Calais. Coming in their direction from across the Channel is the Black Death, the plague that will wipe out half of the population of Northern Europe. A tremendous feat of language and empathy, Meek summons a medieval world that is at once uncannily plausible, utterly alien and eerily reflective of our own.
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