Thursday 21 May 2020

Read 2020 - 54 - Vixen by Rosie Garland

I stole this book from my Simon, it is also signed to him. I believe (she says, trusting her memory) that he picked up Vixen by Rosie Garland at an event in Manchester near Heaton Park, where they were both guests. This is circa 2013/2014. I wish I'd read this book before.

Isn't the cover beautiful? Oh, and the words inside are a delight.

In 1347, as the Black Death sweeps England, we find a god-fearing populace, those who look for redemption in saints and relics. A new priest gains the attention of Anne, who is looking to make a match similar to that of her friend Margret (who is the 'wife' of the priest in the neighbouring parish). Life proves harsher than expected and joy is found in unexpected places. Vixen is a fable, a love story between Anne and her Maid in a time of cruel men and devastating disease. It is also very much a tale of modern women.

Highly recommend.

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