Stock Image

A Fool and His Money: Life in a Partitioned Town in Fourteenth-Century France

Wroe, Ann

56 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0809045958 / ISBN 13: 9780809045952
Published by Hill And Wang - Div Of FSG, New York, 1995
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From BobPrudhomme, Relentless Bookfinder (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since September 19, 2001

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 5.29 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Marfree, acidfree 1st US Ed; not underlined, club, remainder or ex-library. New-- markedoff for enscription & wrinkled page. Mail SAMEDAY! ; 8.59 x 0.88 x 5.81; 243 pages; From Book News, Inc. When Gerald Canac found a pot of gold in a drainpipe and his father-in-law thinks he stole it, the controversy grows to engulf the whole small town of Rodez, now in southwest France, but at the time divided physically and legally between loyalty to the King of France and to the King of England, who were furiously pursuing the Hundred Years War. Medieval historian Wroe draws from primary documents from the town's archive, written in Latin or the Occitan dialect of the region. Copyright Book News, Inc. Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post ""Singularly engaging and informative, interesting and instructive. [Wroe shows] a sensitive and knowledgeable understanding of the medieval world and those who lived in it . . . [She depicts] a snippet of ordinary life that is also, in miniature, a portrait of medieval society on a larger scale. "" johnstonrw~. Bookseller Inventory # 2536

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: A Fool and His Money: Life in a Partitioned ...

Publisher: Hill And Wang - Div Of FSG, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

About this title


A historian traces the political and social divisions in a medieval French town during the Hundred Years War through the story of a pot of gold found in a drain--a mystery unearthed by the author in the city archives.

From the Back Cover:

A pot of gold is found in a drain in a town in southwestern France during the Hundred Years War. Does the money belong to the man who claims it, or to his befuddled father-in-law? The case of the missing coins allows Ann Wroe to investigate in detail, and through particular people, what life was like in a fourteenth-century community that was physically partitioned (as so many are today) between rival political factions. The people in her story must deal with everyday problems of competence and conscience, and they do so humorously and poignantly against a background of mutual prejudice, threatening authorities, and war.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

V. I. P. service geared to the discriminating buyer & collector who requires total privacy in her or his life on and offline. Relentless researcher & bookfinder trading under my own name for 15 years (Ebay- 4.9 out of 5 rating from 880+ delighted clients. It will be my privilege to know you as a client and friend! Closed stacks environmentally controlled. We reply to correspondence & ship orders six days a week, and follow up your needs aggressively. Motto: Be well, do good work and keep in touch.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

BobPrudhomme honors CREDIT/ DEBIT
CARDS only by (1.)PayPal, an eBay
company; Or
(2.)ABE's shopping basket, but we
don't take them ourselves.
While you're free to pay here
at ABE, we prefer the 100% secure,
no-fee service, PayPal. Or just send us a check in US
funds. Either way, we'll expedite your
book, usually within 12 hours. If
you're using PayPal, tick it on Abe's Checkout;
then SEND MONEY to after logging in to your PayPal platform.
**(No ...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Please click RATES & SPEEDS above. Choose carefully Standard, Expedited airmail, or your carrier. International orders usually arrive 14 business days -- no more waiting months for boat to come in! If your book order is heavy (over 2.2 LB, or 1 KG) or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
The owner quality checks each order; we pack with extreme care, ship EACH DAY and follow up your needs aggressively.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Cash PayPal Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer Direct Debit (Personally Authorized Payment)