Sylvia, Bryce Courtenay
From master storyteller Bryce Courtenay comes a 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 as austere and frequently cruel existence in a convent, she fights to be true to her destiny. And her mysterious birth-mark causes much confusion: can this peasant maid indeed be a chosen messenger?
Condition: Good. A book that has been read but is in good condition. No obvious damage to the book cover. No highlighting of text, no writing in the margins, and no missing pages.Author: Bryce Courtenay