A Vision of LightBook - 1989
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After receiving a vision with the command to write about her life, Margaret of Ashbury is eager to begin. However, like most 14th century women, she never learned to write. She must overcome this and other obstacles to share her amazing story.
CRRL_VirginiaJohnson Oct 02, 2017
Margaret of Ashbury has experienced many things as a medieval born to village poverty and rising to become the wife of a wealthy merchant. Some were terrible whilst others were enthralling. A Voice tells her to set down her experiences, but there's a problem. She can't read and write. First of a ... Read More »
A 14th-century housewife asks her indulgent husband for the one thing he may not be able to grant.
This bestseller set in the Middle Ages has Margaret, a merchant's wife, paying a starving, handsome monk to set down her tale of a life most intriguing and sometimes humorous. Sequels are In Pursuit of the Green Lion and The Water Devil.
CRRL_VirginiaJohnson Mar 09, 2015
When Margaret of Ashbury is commanded by a Voice to write down her life story, there is one small problem. As a typical woman of the Middle Ages, Margaret can't write--or read--so she hires a noble but penniless lay brother to set down her miraculous tale of disasters and fortitude.
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Margaret of Ashbury, a 14th-century English midwife, hires the reluctant Brother Gregory to record her memoirs.
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