Between 1347 and 1350, the Black Death killed at least one third of Europe's population Philip Ziegler's classic account traces the course of the virulent epidemic through Europe and its dramatic effect on the lives of those whom it afflicted. First published nearly forty years ago, it remains definitive. 'The clarity and restraint on every page produce a most potent cumulative effect'. Michael Foot
Philip Ziegler (born 1929) is one of Britain's most distinguished biographers and historians. His works include biographies of Diana Cooper, Lord Melbourne (both to be reissued in Faber Finds), Mountbatten, Harold Wilson and Osbert Sitwell. He is currently working on the authorized biography of Edward Heath.