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The Fencing Master

The Fencing Master

Author(s): Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Location(s): Madrid

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1860s



Plots abound in the Madrid of 1868. Everyone is discussing them apart from the fencing master, Don Jaime, currently working on the Treatise on the Art of Fencing. Dark violence crosses his path when he is approached by a beautiful woman enquiring if he can teach her the “Unstoppable Thrust”. He political manoeuvrings. A superb book with rich historical detail.

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A beautifully written book, rich in historical detail. Really brings colour to the pages.

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