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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, map
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 02/05/1996
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780099581819