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The butcher's daughter, Victoria Glendinning

Label
The butcher's daughter
Title
The butcher's daughter
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Glendinning
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The atmospheric novel set during the Tudor era of a young woman's struggle to define herself in a world of uncertainty, intrigue, and danger in a period of great upheaval In 1535, England is hardly a wellspring of gender equality; it is a grim and oppressive age where women--even the privileged few who can read and write--have little independence. In The Butcher's Daughter, it is this milieu that mandates Agnes Peppin, daughter of a simple country butcher, to leave her family home in disgrace and live out her days cloistered behind the walls of the Shaftesbury Abbey. But with her great intellect, she becomes the assistant to the Abbess and as a result integrates herself into the unstable royal landscape of King Henry VIII. As Agnes grapples with the complex rules and hierarchies of her new life, King Henry VIII has proclaimed himself the new head of the Church. Religious houses are being formally subjugated and monasteries dissolved, and the great Abbey is no exception to the purge. The cosseted world in which Agnes has carved out for herself a sliver of liberty is shattered. Now, free at last to be the master of her own fate, she descends into a world she knows little about, using her wits and testing her moral convictions against her need to survive by any means necessary... The Butcher's Daughter is the riveting story of a young woman facing head-on the obstacles carefully constructed against her sex. This dark and affecting novel intricately depicts the lives of women in the sixteenth century in a world dominated by men"--
Assigning source
Book jacket
Cataloging source
CPG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glendinning, Victoria
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6057.L43
LC item number
B88 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Ex-nuns
  • Nuns
  • Monasticism and religious orders for women
  • Convents
  • Reformation
  • Great Britain
Label
The butcher's daughter, Victoria Glendinning
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1039526937
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Overlook Duckworth edition
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781468316339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1039526937
Label
The butcher's daughter, Victoria Glendinning
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1039526937
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Overlook Duckworth edition
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781468316339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1039526937

Library Locations

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      14 Union Street, South Hamilton, MA, 01982, US
      42.6118166 -70.8797517
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