This is my first foray into the blog world, so tips will be welcome! I will be keeping an ongoing reading list here, along with reviews of what I have read. Some travel notes will be sprinkled in. Here’s the first.
THE ILLUMINATOR BY BRENDA RICKMAN VANTREASE
St. Martin’s Press, NY, 2005
Finn is an artist who paints the beautiful page edges and endpapers in Latin holy books for the English Catholic Church in 1380. This is his story, enmeshed in the political battle for the English peasant to obtain copies of the Bible in their own language, to read for themselves. The author develops all of her characters well and really brings the period to life. The way she describes the political situation of the time brings understanding to the modern reader. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next!