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‘St Bartholomew’s Man’ by Mary Delorme

Top to toe, Rahere was white with cold. His black woollen robe had been handed down from one singing boy to another for years, and it was threadbare. The other boys were calling to each other, racing on the frosty grass, but he was too cold; stiffly, he bent to coax some warmth into his feet.

“Here. lad.”

The voice came from the scriptorium. There, in the cloisters, monks sat at their manuscripts, murmuring each letter as they wrote, for mistakes on vellum or even parchment were costly. Rahere loved the busy sound they made, like the bees in Brother Gilbert’s hives. Cautiously, he hobbled towards them.

Historical Fiction with quite so much factual information incorporated, isn’t a genre that I tend to read on a regular basis, unless as a specific review request.  However the premise for ‘St Bartholomew’s Man’, offered such a unique and potentially interesting reading experience, that I was just too intrigued to pass up the review offer from its author, Mary Delorme.

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As this was an invitation to read and review, a complimentary MOBI file for Kindle download of ‘St Bartholomew’s Man’, was gifted to me, by its author, Mary Delorme.

 This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog article I may post. Any thoughts or comments are my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.


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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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