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Pilgrims (EPUB ebook – Main)

By Kneale, Matthew

'An enthralling and wonderfully vivid novel from a master storyteller' Joseph O'Connor 'Kneale's medieval world is animated with a refreshing lightness of touch' Sunday Telegraph 1289. A rich farmer fears he'll go to hell for cheating his neighbours. His wife wants pilgrim badges... to sew into her hat and show off at church. A poor, ragged villager is convinced his beloved cat is suffering in the fires of purgatory and must be rescued. A mother believes her son's dangerous illness is punishment for her own adultery and seeks forgiveness so he may be cured. A landlord is in trouble with the church after he punched an abbot on the nose. A sexually driven noblewoman seeks a divorce so she can marry her new young beau. These are among a ragtag band of pilgrims that sets off on the tough and dangerous journey from England to Rome, where they hope all their troubles and their prayers will be answered. Some in the group, however, have their own secret reasons for going. Others, while they might aspire to piety, succumb all too often to the sins of the flesh. A riveting, sweeping novel of medieval society and historic Englishness, Pilgrims illuminates the fallibility of humans, the absurdities and consolations of belief, and the very real violence at the heart of religious fervour.
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ISBN 9781786492388
Published 4 Jun 2020
Publisher Atlantic Books
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781786492388
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Atlantic Books
Imprint Atlantic Books
Released 4 Jun 2020
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook – Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Kneale, Matthew
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Historical Adventure Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience