Marie and Claude (2009)
by Lewis Bailhof (?)
According to the publisher’s notes, Lewis Bailhof is an unknown and unknowable person, who just happened to serve as a conduit in the passing down of a story from the late Middle Ages to the present.
The story is a plain one, involving a few people over a few decades. The apparent reason for the preservation of the story over the centuries is that the personality of Claude inspired a few people to preserve it. Claude is an example (a rare example?) of a ‘good man’, who makes those who know him feel better. This seems like as good a reason to preserve a story as any, to me.
This was the first book published by Castle Knob, and I wrote the publisher’s notes. If anyone knows the truth about Lewis Bailhof, it would me.