Wise Virgin

A. N. Wilson

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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.

 

 

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