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The Book of the Maidservant

Rebecca Barnhouse

"A funny and wise book about friendship, loyalty, and love."-Karen Cushman Johanna is a servant girl to Dame Margery Kempe, a renowned medieval holy woman. Dame Margery feels the suffering the Virgin Mary felt for her son but cares little for the misery she sees every day. When she announces that Johanna will accompany her on a pilgrimage to Rome, the suffering truly begins. After walking all day, Johanna must fetch water, wash clothes, and cook for the entire party of pilgrims. Then arguing breaks out between Dame Margery and the other travelers, and Johanna is caught in the middle. As the fighting escalates, Dame Margery turns her back on the whole group, including Johanna. Abandoned in a foreign land where she doesn't even speak the language, the young maidservant must find her own way to Rome. Inspired by the fifteenth-century text The Book of Margery Kempe, the first autobiography in English, debut novelist Rebecca Barnhouse chronicles Johanna's painful journey through fear, anger, and physical hardship to ultimate redemption. From the Hardcover edition.

"A funny and wise book about friendship, loyalty, and love."-Karen Cushman Johanna is a servant girl to Dame Margery Kempe, a renowned medieval holy woman. Dame Margery feels the suffering the Virgin Mary felt for her son but cares little for the misery she sees every day. When she announces that Johanna will accompany her on a pilgrimage to Rome, the suffering truly begins. After walking all day, Johanna must fetch water, wash clothes, and cook for the entire party of pilgrims. Then arguing breaks out between Dame Margery and the other travelers, and Johanna is caught in the middle. As the fighting escalates, Dame Margery turns her back on the whole group, including Johanna. Abandoned in a foreign land where she doesn't even speak the language, the young maidservant must find her own way to Rome. Inspired by the fifteenth-century text The Book of Margery Kempe, the first autobiography in English, debut novelist Rebecca Barnhouse chronicles Johanna's painful journey through fear, anger, and physical hardship to ultimate redemption. From the Hardcover edition.
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"A funny and wise book about friendship, loyalty, and love."-Karen Cushman Johanna is a servant girl to Dame Margery Kempe, a renowned medieval holy woman. Dame Margery feels the suffering the Virgin Mary felt for her son but cares little for the misery she sees every day. When she announces that Johanna will accompany her on a pilgrimage to Rome, the suffering truly begins. After walking all day, Johanna must fetch water, wash clothes, and cook for the entire party of pilgrims. Then arguing breaks out between Dame Margery and the other travelers, and Johanna is caught in the middle. As the fighting escalates, Dame Margery turns her back on the whole group, including Johanna. Abandoned in a foreign land where she doesn't even speak the language, the young maidservant must find her own way to Rome. Inspired by the fifteenth-century text The Book of Margery Kempe, the first autobiography in English, debut novelist Rebecca Barnhouse chronicles Johanna's painful journey through fear, anger, and physical hardship to ultimate redemption. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Duerden

Length:

6h 46m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:50


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:37


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:13


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:45


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:24


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:37


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:09


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:04


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:41


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:08


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:47


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:03


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:22


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:36


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:48


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:14


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:14


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:36


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:50


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:50


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:00


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:37