Pentiment review – a sixteenth century mystery that blossoms with intrigue and human warmth

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A brilliant narrative adventure that is filled with intelligence and heart.


Pentiment sent me back to dig out my old copy of The Name of the Rose, and not merely because it’s another murder-mystery – of a kind – set in and around a medieval monastery. It’s mostly because there’s a lovely passage on pens early on in Umberto Eco’s book that I wanted to remind myself of.


Here it is, nestled in the fake introduction, which suggests that this…

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