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The Anchoress
Author: Robyn Cadwallader

ISBN: 9780732299217
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1 February 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.3
From a remarkable new Australian author comes The Anchoress, a story set in the thirteenth century within the confines of a stone cell measuring seven paces by nine.

Tiny in scope but universal in themes, it is a wonderful, wholly compelling fictional achievement. It's not often that a stunning new Australian novel comes to an agent via a Twitter call out. It's not often that a novel comes along that makes everyone in the publishing house stop, read and fall in love with it. It's not often that we get to publish a novel which has been the subject of a major bidding war and will be published simultaneously by Faber in the UK and Farrar, Straus & Giroux in the US. It's not often that we get a novel like The Anchoress.

Set in the thirteenth century, The Anchoress tells the story of Sarah, only seventeen when she chooses to become an anchoress, a holy woman shut away in a small cell, measuring seven paces by nine, at the side of the village church. Fleeing the grief of losing a much-loved sister in childbirth and the pressure to marry, she decides ...

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