Grand reading in the good old romantic vein. A love story of 13th century Provence, of a renegade nun and a golden-haired youth, of their long-drawn out losing fight against the odds set in their way by the saintly Mother Leonor, directress of the convent, and the sadistic Spaniard Sebastian, who ruled his monks with a rod of iron and who tore out all human impulses from his own heart and soul. The life of a convent, with its human elements brought into sharp relief by the introduction of the alien Dolores, waif of the Cagots, and with its daily and seasonal round made vivid and immediate in interest -- I've never found it so real in a book before. It's a long book, but there's not a dull page in it. Should be easy selling and easy renting.