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Sylvia by [Courtenay, Bryce]
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Sylvia Kindle Edition

3.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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Length: 528 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"Bryce Courtenay sets his tale in early-thirteenth-century Germany. Weaving elements of history and folklore, he shines a light on the Children's Crusade of 1212. Medieval Europe is mired in poverty, ignorance, religious fervor, and intolerance. The Church, which pulls the political strings and controls the dissemination of knowledge, uses superstition and misinformation to fan the flames of fear and incite conflict. Edwina Wren is 11-year-old Sylvia Honeyeater, a German peasant with the voice of an angel and a talent for mimicry that charms the birds from the trees. Wren's skill with accents is put to the test with a wide cast of characters ranging from Reinhart the Ratcatcher (modelled on the Pied Piper of Hamelin) to priests and peasants." Author: AudioFile Magazine

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"Bryce Courtenay sets his tale in early-thirteenth-century Germany. Weaving elements of history and folklore, he shines a light on the Children's Crusade of 1212. Medieval Europe is mired in poverty, ignorance, religious fervor, and intolerance. The Church, which pulls the political strings and controls the dissemination of knowledge, uses superstition and misinformation to fan the flames of fear and incite conflict. Edwina Wren is 11-year-old Sylvia Honeyeater, a German peasant with the voice of an angel and a talent for mimicry that charms the birds from the trees. Wren's skill with accents is put to the test with a wide cast of characters ranging from Reinhart the Ratcatcher (modelled on the Pied Piper of Hamelin) to priests and peasants." (AudioFile Magazine)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5579 KB
  • Print Length: 848 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin eBooks (7 January 2008)
  • Sold by: Penguin Australia Pty Ltd
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006ONK7BE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,653 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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