Set in the West Country, Fortuna tells a tale of Shamus, a Romany tinker who embarks on a three day journey to a fair to buy a companion for Duke, his elderly steed. Along the way Shamus loses a gold sovereign awarded to him by the Lord of the Manor - but exactly where and how he lost the gold if for the reader to work out using clues from Shamus' cousin - a fortune teller.
In early December 2001, the prize gold sovereign was unearthed by Lyn Mann and Harry Hazell from beside a path on meadowlands by the Kent and Avon canal in Devizes, Wiltshire.
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