|Forlag||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Gro|
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Om Clerkenwell Tales
From the foremost contemporary chronicler of Londons history, a suspenseful novel that ingeniously draws on Chaucers The Canterbury Tales to recreate the citys 14th century religious and political intrigues. London, 1399. Sister Clarice, a nun born below Clerkenwell convent, is predicting the death of King Richard II and the demise of the Church. Her visions can be dismissed as madness, until she accurately foretells a series of terrorist explosions. What is the role of the apocalyptic Predestined Men? And the clandestine Dominus? And what powers, ultimately, will prevail?In Peter Ackroyds deft and suprising narrative, The Miller, the Prioress, the Wife of Bath and other characters from Canterbury Tales pursue these mysteries through a pungently vivid medieval London.