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Summary

A history of peasants in the Middle Ages, the story takes the listener into the life of Marion, the carpenter's wife, and her extended family as they struggle to survive through hardship, featuring a year in their lives at the mercy of the weather and the Lord of the Manor.

Existing without soap, paper or glass and only with the most basic of tools, we learn how they survive starvation, sickness, fire and natural disaster in their home on the edge of the Weald.

©1998 Ann Baer (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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brilliantly written and narrated. Didn't expect i

didn't expect it to be written like a diary but the detail was fantastic. really brought the era to life.

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Need More!!

Absolutely loved it. It came to a sudden unexpected end, I would love to hear more. Is there a sequel? very well presented, easy to listen to. Thoroughly recommend it, it gives a wonderful portrayal of medieval daily life. I feel as if I've been there with Marion and her family.

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  • DaNick
  • 30-08-18

Misleading title...

This book is about a whole village (included the cattle) and not "Medieval Woman" as the title claims... Nothing much happens and around chapter 5 the story became "white noise". The narrator does a good job but even a very talented one cannot save a boring story.