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    ISBN
    9780143006992
    Date Released
    Binding
    Paperback
    Pages
    516
     

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    If ordered before the 14th of December, this product should arrive by Christmas unless it is going to regional Australia
    Description
    'I am Sylvia Honeyeater; I think myself born around 1196, and this is the story of my life.'

    From master storyteller Bryce Courtenay comes the colourful epic of Sylvia. Late twelfth-century Europe is torn by religious intolerance. Sylvia, with a singing voice that can literally charm the birds out of the trees, and an acute and questioning mind that refuses to accept unreasoned beliefs, embarks on a pilgrimage. She joins the Children's Crusade, bound for the Holy Land.

    From a bawdy life as an entertainer in a whorehouse to an austere and frequently cruel existence in a convent, she fights to be true to her destiny. And her mysterious birthmark causes much confusion: can this peasant maid indeed be a chosen messenger?

    Sylvia is a tale of adversity, of adventure and crusades, and of a beautiful and gifted woman.

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