A Vision of Light: A Margaret of Ashbury Novel (Margaret of by Judith Merkle Riley PDF

By Judith Merkle Riley

ISBN-10: 0307237877

ISBN-13: 9780307237873

ISBN-10: 0440205204

ISBN-13: 9780440205203

ISBN-10: 0440501091

ISBN-13: 9780440501091

The bestselling novel that introduces Margaret of Ashbury and launches a trilogy that includes this irrepressible womanMargaret of Ashbury desires to write her lifestyles tale. even though, like most ladies in fourteenth-century England, she is illiterate. 3 clerics contemptuously decline to be Margaret’s scribe, and in basic terms the specter of hunger persuades Brother Gregory, a Carthusian friar with a mysterious prior, to tackle the duty. As she narrates her lifestyles, we find a lady of startling resourcefulness. Married off on the age of fourteen to a service provider reputed to be the satan himself, Margaret was once left for lifeless through the Black Plague. awfully, she survived, used to be apprenticed to an herbalist, and have become a midwife. yet such a lot brilliant of all, Margaret has skilled a Mystic Union—a imaginative and prescient of sunshine that endows her with the awesome reward of therapeutic. due to this skill, Margaret has develop into all at once different—to her tradition-bound mom and dad, to the bishop’s court docket that attempts her for heresy, and eventually to the fellow who falls in love together with her.

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It was that spring that mother decided to take up brewing, an art which she understood well. Father was becoming more useless all the time, and she thought that this would be a way to repair our fortunes. And father let her do anything now. Not only did he lack the will to oppose her, but all he thought of was ale anyway. So of course he agreed it was a good idea to have a large supply of it in his own house. ” Her reputation spread quickly from the day that the abbot sent the ale taster to test the quality of her work.

Brother Gregory looked down at her with an austere and disapproving gaze. “Did the Ancients write much about women? I want to write about the things that I know, and I am a woman. ” Brother Gregory looked warningly at Margaret. “But the Ancients were not Christian and were therefore less enlightened than we are. And in our enlightened times women are much improved, and write most feelingly of profound matters. Bridgit of Sweden, for example—” “That lady is, first of all, a blessed and holy abbess and, secondly, writes of profound matters dealing with the soul, not with worldly frivolities.

Asked Brother Gregory. “At the beginning, when I was little,” answered Margaret. ” Brother Gregory’s own voice was bemused. “Oh, no, when I was little I was just like everyone else. The only voices I heard were mother’s and father’s. They didn’t like the way I was turning out. But that is the way it is with parents. Some children just work out better than others. ” “Very well, it is always best to start at the beginning,” said Brother Gregory, with a certain irony, sharpening a quill with his knife.

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