Foreword by Paul Bailey; Introduction; Pantagruel; Notes; Biographical note
Physician and humanist Francois Rabelais (c. 1494 - c. 1553) was a leading figure in Renaissance France. Paul Bailey has so far written eight novels, a memoir, a biography and edited several anthologies. He is also a frequent contributor to Radio and TV and works as a critic and reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement and other newspapers.
"'Andrew Brown... creates a wholly credible, modern, reinvigorated Rabelais who still jumps off the page after more than 450 years.' - TLS"