Wise Virgin

A. N. Wilson


A.N. Wilson is better known for his biographies and works of popular history, but he also wrote novels. Among them is this amusing tale of Giles Fox, a medieval scholar who has lost his eyesight during his long career devoted to the transcription and translation of The Treastise of Heavenly Love, a nod to the 13th century Ancrene Wisse. Along the way, has has managed to marry and survive two wives and has a third woman on the string, much to the dismay of his seventeen-year-old daughter, Tibba.

Although not to everyone’s taste, I found this mordantly funny story very amusing.