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Sylvia

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Sylvia by Bryce Courtenay
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'I am Sylvia Honeyeater; I think myself born around 1196, and this is the story of my life. I am cursed by folk as an optimist and a dreamer, which is a dangerous combination...' "Sylvia" is the story of the Children's Crusade, which occurred in the year 1212, and is perhaps the strangest true event to have taken place in European history. It is also a story of how, throughout some of the darkest medieval times, the redeeming power and strength of a young woman's love and intelligence prevail over poverty, brutality and bigotry. Sylvia was a remarkable, talented and eccentric young woman and this is her story.

Author Biography

Bryce Courtenay was born in South Africa and has lived in Sydney for the major part of his life. He is the bestselling author of The Power of One, April Fool's Day, The Potato Factory, Tommo & Hawk, Jessica, Solomon's Song, Smoky Joe's Cafe, Four Fires, Brother Fish and Whitethorn.
Release date NZ
January 7th, 2008
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
848
Dimensions
139x198x35
ISBN-13
9780143006992
Product ID
1656017

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