Robert Hanrott, Martha Horsley, Martin Honeysett (Illustrator)
Short stories with introductory rhymed verse and illustrations: Twelve people gather in Canterbury to walk the medieval pilgrims’ route from England, across Europe, to Rome. Like the group celebrated by Geoffrey Chaucer in his 14th century Canterbury Tales, they agree that each will tell a tale during the course of the journey. An Investment Banker, a Talk Show Host, and a Plastic Surgeon replace Chaucer’s Franklin, Friar, and Physician, respectively. Like their predecessors, they provide an insight into the attitudes and culture of the day while recounting tales of love, adventure, ambition, hypocrisy, and revenge.