A Vision of Light

A Vision of Light

A Margaret of Ashbury Novel

Book - 1989
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The bestselling novel that introduces Margaret of Ashbury and launches a trilogy featuring this irrepressible woman. Margaret of Ashbury wants to write her life story. However, like most women in fourteenth-century England, she is illiterate. Three clerics contemptuously decline to be Margaret's scribe, and only the threat of starvation persuades Brother Gregory, a Carthusian friar with a mysterious past, to take on the task. As she narrates her life, we discover a woman of startling resourcefulness. Married off at the age of fourteen to a merchant reputed to be the Devil himself, Margaret was left for dead during the Black Plague. Incredibly, she survived, was apprenticed to an herbalist, and became a midwife. But most astonishing of all, Margaret has experienced a Mystic Union--a Vision of Light that endows her with the miraculous gift of healing. Because of this ability, Margaret has become suddenly different--to her tradition-bound parents, to the bishop's court that tries her for heresy, and ultimately to the man who falls in love with her.
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, c1989.
ISBN: 9780307237873
0307237877
Branch Call Number: HISTORICAL
Characteristics: 438 p. ;,21 cm.

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GmaBeanreads
Jun 10, 2016

Bk One. Get this one!!

Violet_Biblio Jun 04, 2015

The most amazing book ever. This book is a keeper, captivating as well as funny each time it is read. The author is a gifted story teller, characters come alive and one walks in the life of the middle ages as if one was living there today. There is everything in this book. It was recommended to me way before I ever got around to reading it but the cover and the description never appealed to me. I think it was because it cannot be categorized or classified and labelled as a romance or a mystery, or a fantasy and when I did get around to reading it I was blown away and immediately read the other two following it.

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70greengirl
Jul 14, 2011

I read this story quite a while ago. I know I really enjoyed the story. I wish I could remember more about the writing . . . ?

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EPLPicks_Teen Apr 07, 2010

Margaret of Ashbury, a 14th-century English midwife, hires the reluctant Brother Gregory to record her memoirs.

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