Belle's Song by K. M. Grant

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When Belle meets Luke, son of an alchemist and Scribe to the famous poet Chaucer, she is determined to travel with him to Canterbury on a pilgrimage. She hopes for a miracle: that her father will walk again. She also hopes to atone for her own part in his accident.

It is a time of unrest across the country and the young King Richard II is just hanging on to his throne. A malign character on the pilgrimage suspects Chaucer of treason and slowly winds Belle into a political intrigue. At the same time, the impulsive Belle is drawn towards both Luke and to Walter, the wealthy son of a Knight. But Walter himself is in love with Luke...

As the uprising against the King starts to draw pace and the web of intrigue around Belle and Chaucer tightens, Belle and her friends must risk everything to save their country and themselves...
 

About K. M. Grant

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K. M. Grant was the third of seven children, and she grew up in the wild countryside of Scotland. When she was younger, she learned that her ancestor, Frances Townley, was executed in 1746 for his faith and his severed head was shipped around the country as an example to others. Her family kept a lock of his hair framed in the sitting room to remember him by. That family lore fueled Grant's imagination, and later, a wild red horse named Muffet inspired her to write about Hosanna. She lives in Glascow, Scotland, with her husband and children where she works as a journalist and a broadcaster. Blood Red Horse was K. M. Grant's first novel. The thrilling conclusion to the de Granville trilogy, Blaze of Silver, will be published next spring.
 
Published February 1, 2011 by Quercus Books. 272 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Travel, Children's Books, History. Fiction

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Burdened by guilt over her father’s accident and seeking adventure, Belle Bellfounder joins a band of medieval pilgrims on a journey to Canterbury Cathedral, finding romance and danger along the way.

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Publishers Weekly

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Belle, the 15-year-old daughter of a 14th-century bell founder, would do anything to change that tragic day when her carelessness resulted in crippling her father.

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New York Journal of Books

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Belle must report to the Summoner what Master Chaucer says and does, and what his scribe Luke is writing.

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The Bookbag

Summary: On an impulse, Belle joins Chaucer and his companions on their journey to Canterbury, to pray for her father's recovery from a terrible injury.

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Historical Novel Society

Her heroin, Belle, is a lovely concoction of innocence and vulnerability, sparked with guilt but also with an irrepressible zest for excitement.

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The Overflowing Library

But Walter himself is in love with Luke...As the uprising against the King starts to draw pace and the web of intrigue around Belle and Chaucer tightens, Belle and her friends must risk everything to save their country and themselves...

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