A Fool and His Money: Life in a Partitioned Medieval Town

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Vintage, May 1, 1996 - City and town life - 256 pages
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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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A fool and his money: life in a partitioned town in fourteenth-century France

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Wroe, a writer for the Economist and author of Lives, Lies, and the Iran Contra Affair (LJ 9/1/91), offers a highly personal but soundly researched historical reconstruction, based on local court ... Read full review

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User Review  - Geoff Sebesta - Goodreads

One of the best windows into the medieval period I've ever had the pleasure to read. Stellar research. Only problem with this book is that it is far too short. Read full review

About the author (1996)

Ann Wroe is the American editor of The Economist, and was formerly its literary editor. Her last book, A Fool and His Money was highly praised by the critics.

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