- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Westfield Books (14 Feb. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 095718851X
- ISBN-13: 978-0957188518
- Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.5 x 2.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,826,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The New Canterbury Tales Paperback – CLV, 14 Feb 2014
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Twenty travellers sit round a table in an Exeter inn. None have ever met before, but in the course of their bus journey to Canterbury each will tell a Tale in verse to the others. With three extra story-tellers joining in (including the AA Man who fixes the bus when it breaks down), the number of Tales told matches the number of pilgrims contributing to Chaucer's Tales. Farcical, wistful, bloody, or re-tellings of old stories, each Tale reflects the personality of the Teller. And a varied lot they are, including a Landlady, an Archaeologist, an Auctioneer, a Romantic Novelist, a Potter, a Gardener, a Taxi Driver, a Lay Preacher, and a Marquess. In Sir Michael Holroyd's words: 'The New Canterbury Tales are brilliantly skilful, full of enjoyment, dexterity and fun'.