The Illuminator

by Brenda Rickman Vantrease | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0312331924 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Fluffy-Owl of Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom on 6/7/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by Fluffy-Owl from Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Picked up from a hostel in Barcelona. It's already well-travelled!

From the blurb:

"It is England, in the late fourteenth century, a time when the old feudal order is starting to crack, but the whim of a lord or the pleasure of a bishop still has the power to seal nearly anyone's fate. Books are rare and costly, painstakingly lettered by hand and illuminated with exqusiting paintings.

"For Kathryn of Blackingham Manor, a widow and mother trying to safeguard her holdings without the dubious protection of her late husband, it is a time made both sweeter and more perilous by the arrival of a master illuminator called Finn. Caught between the King's taxes and the church's tithes, Kathryn strikes a bargain with the local abbot: she will take Finn and his pretty young daughter into her household in exchange for the monastery's protection.

"Finn is working not only on approved church texts, but secretly - and dangerously - on a forbidden English translation of the Bible. As the hesitant friendship between Kathryn and Finn grows into a passionate alliance, wonderful new storyteller Brenda Rickman Vantrease brings us a glorious novel of love, treachery, faith and redemption on the eve of the Renaissance."

Journal Entry 2 by Fluffy-Owl at Barnado's in Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom on Monday, December 19, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (12/18/2016 UTC) at Barnado's in Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom


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