Catherine, Called Birdy
ISBN: 0064405842 Global Overview for this book
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Contained in this program is Catherine's diary -- Catherine, called Little Bird or Birdy, daughter of Rollo and the lady Aislinn, sister to Thomas, Edward, and the abominable Robert.
Begun this 12th day of September in the year of Our Lord 1290...I am commanded to write an account of my days. I am bit by fleas and plagued by family...Tangled my spinning again. Corpus bones, what a torture...Spent two hours embroidering a cloth for the church and three hours picking out the stitches after my mother saw it...Picked off twenty-nine fleas today.
Catherine's mother wants to teach her the skills of the lady of the manor and to prepare her to be a gentle and patient wife. Her father wants only to see her married off, and profitably. Catherine fancies herself a painter, a Crusader, a maker of songs, a peddler, a minstrel, a monk, a wart charmer...Of all the possibilities, she has ruled out only one: being sold like cheese to the highest bidder.
Against a vivid backdrop of everyday life on a medieval English manor, Catherine's earthy, spirited account of her fourteenth year is a richly entertaining story with an utterly unforgettable heroine.
dancing-dog says I don't need to send this book to her, so I'm sending it to debnance for release at the Texas Library Association conference...but if it doesn't make it there in time I hope it will find a good home somewhere in Texas.
I'm so glad you've found this book!
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Freed any good books lately? It's good for the circulation. :)
I have a good idea, however. I will save it for the big Texas Book Festival in late October. I've had a lot of luck releasing books there.
And what a fantastic read this is! A wonderful story filled with all the details of life long ago.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I'll be releasing this book at the Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas on either Saturday or Sunday. I'll leave it on a bench located on the approach to the Capitol or near a suitable author.