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Margaret Kendall of Ashbury is a beautiful housewife living in 14th-century England. She is the mother of two healthy children, loved, and surrounded by many luxuries, but there is one thing more Margaret wishes, and her doting merchant husband is pleased to indulge her. Yet it is such a shocking thing that it is a harder wish to grant than a ring of rubies. Margaret wishes to write a book. (more)
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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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