Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/07/2022
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I loved this book. Makes a dire, miserable slice of history genuinely fun and compelling. Compiling so many folktales about Marie Le France into one megawo... READ MORE
Benny Duverge-Pryce


Meet the indomitable Marie de France. Born from a long line of female warriors and crusaders, yet too coarse, too wild, too rough-hewn for courtly life, Marie de France is cast from the royal court. Woefully, she is sent to the muddy fields of Angleterre to take up her new duty as the prioress of an impoverished abbey. The abbey is a dreadful place: its inhabitants are on the brink of starvation, beset by disease, stoic and stern, yet plagued with an unholy tendency to gossip. Marie cannot help but pine for the decadence and comfort of France; her secret lover Cecily, her queen Eleanor, and the very court that had spited her. Yet Marie soon realises that, though she may be tied to a life of duty, she wields more power than she could have imagined. With the fearlessness that has always set her apart, she inspires her new sisterhood to awaken their spirits and finally claim what is theirs.A dazzling work of literature, Matrix gathers currents of violence, sensuality and ecstasy in a mesmerising portrait of consuming passion and womanhood.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781529157864
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 191g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm

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A diatribe of dull madness
This is the worst book I’ve read this year (on par with a similarly awful book come join our disease) and up there with the worst books I’ve ever read. It ... READ MORE
Imogen Daniel
I feel like I've missed out on something because I didn't enjoy this book at all, after being excited by the glowing reviews! I persevered and finished it ... READ MORE
Hannah Cowling