Brigid of Kildare

Brigid of Kildare

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345505125
0345505123
Call Number: F TERRELL
Characteristics: 238 p. ; 21 cm

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AL_SHARON Aug 15, 2016

Rich historical fiction with strong female character to become Irelands first female priest. Full of mystery and modern day archeologists try to solve the mysteries of the hidden ancient manuscripts.

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Jun 13, 2012

It's a very different type of romance - and a different type of historical fiction as well. Terrell does a good job of drawing the reader into her mystery, creating a coming of age piece, illuminating the practices of the Church of Rome and the pagan worship of ancient Ireland, and evoking their coalescence into the practices we recognize today, all the while creating a tapestry of daily life that included monastic work on illuminated manuscripts. The book is enjoyable reading, and I would highly recommend it to young girls. A story of a great woman who exerted herself to follow her heart and become more than a domestic and political servant -- in fact, to become a Saint.

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