To Calais in Ordinary Time – Signed Copy

James Meek

ISBN: 9781786896742

£18.99

Signed First Edition hardback copy of To Calais in Ordinary Time by James Meek

Hand signed by James Meek to the title page

Signed at the publisher

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Description

Three journeys. One road. England, 1348. A gentlewoman flees an odious arranged marriage, a Scots proctor sets out for Avignon and a young ploughman in search of freedom is on his way to volunteer with a company of archers. All come together on the road to Calais. Coming in their direction from across the Channel is the Black Death, the plague that will wipe out half of the population of Northern Europe. As the journey unfolds, overshadowed by the archers’ past misdeeds and clerical warnings of the imminent end of the world, the wayfarers must confront the nature of their loves and desires. A tremendous feat of language and empathy, it summons a medieval world that is at once uncannily plausible, utterly alien and eerily reflective of our own. James Meek’s extraordinary To Calais, In Ordinary Time is a novel about love, class, faith, loss, gender and desire – set against one of the biggest cataclysms of human history.

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Published 29/08/2019
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