The Dream of Scipio – Iain Pears

Three stories, from key eras in European history and sharing common elements – a Provencal setting near to Avignon, the fated love of an learned man for a woman of a minority faith at times when outsiders became outcasts and civilisation and the civilised felt under threat: the twilight of the Roman Empire, the onset of the Black Death and World War II.

A good read.

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