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The English Pilgrim

The English Pilgrim

Author(s): Martin Blake

Location(s): Avignon, Carcassone, Crowland, Narbonne, Rocamadour

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 14th Century



Corruption, sex, racial hatred and the clash of faiths. Welcome to southern France in the 14th century. Join Nicholas, a young monk from the wild and remote Lincolnshire fens, as he takes a roller-coaster road trip through the medieval Languedoc. Already struggling to adapt to the more licentious environment outside the monastic cloister, he is unexpectedly propelled on a journey which takes him from Avignon to Béziers, Narbonne, Carcassonne and the shrine of Rocamadour. Along the way, he encounters a disturbing and often frightening world of mindless genocide, the abuse of power, the spreading tentacles of the Inquisition and the appalling human cost of plague. At the same time, he finds himself challenged and ultimately transformed by his dramatic experiences, and by the remarkable characters he meets along the way. The English Pilgrim is a novel about faith, adventure, human suffering and self-discovery.

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This part of France of the 14th Century comes to life, research seems really sound. A nice place to be? – Larida –

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