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The Illuminator

Brenda Rickman Vantrease

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Description:

A glowing first novel that brings us "historical fiction in the grand epic manner, beautifully felt and written"* It is England, in the fourteenth century-a time of plague, political unrest and the earliest stirrings of the Reformation. The printing press had yet to be invented, and books were rare and costly, painstakingly lettered by hand and illuminated with exquisite paintings. Finn is a master illuminator who works not only for the Church but also, in secret, for John Wycliffe of Oxford, who professes the radical idea that the Bible should be translated into English for everyone to read. Finn has another secret as well, one that leads him into danger when he meets Lady Kathryn of Blackingham Manor, a widow struggling to protect her inheritance from the depredations of Church and Crown alike. Finn's alliance with Lady Kathryn will take us to the heart of what Barbara Tuchman once called "the calamitous fourteenth century." Richly detailed and irresistibly compelling, The Illuminator is a glorious story of love, art, religion, and treachery at an extraordinary turning point in history.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Jones

Length:

6h


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

04:20


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:03


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:08


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:06


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:57


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:04