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168Historical Fiction: Son of Dust

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  • mwittlans@aol.com
    Feb 19, 2007
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      Title: Son of Dust (Loyola Classic)
      Author: H. F. M. Prescott, Introduction by Mike Aquilina
      Publisher: Loyola Press
      Date Published: January 2007
      ISBN: 0829423524
      Price: $13.95 Paperback
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      Book Description
      Fulcun Geroy, the Catholic lord of a fief on the borders of 11th-century
      Normandy, falls in love with the wife of a rival at the court of William the
      Conqueror and becomes entangled in an adulterous affair. The liaison has fateful
      political, religious, and romantic consequences, as the Hamlet-like Fulcun
      struggles with his love for God and his passion for his lover. Hilda Prescott's
      riveting historical novel is an artful and morally serious tale of the ultimate
      redemption of a forbidden love.

      About the Author
      H. F. M. Prescott (1896-1972) studied history at Oxford and embarked on a
      successful writing career in the mid-1920s. She is best known for her historical
      novels, including Son of Dust and The Man on a Donkey, and for her biography
      of Mary Tudor.


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