Historical Fiction: Son of Dust
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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
Price: $13.95 Paperback
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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