Down the Common by Ann Baer
A Year in the Life of a Medieval Woman

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A novel of the strength and beauty of one woman, and all women.
 

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Published April 15, 1997 by M. Evans & Company. 240 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But as Marion goes about her day-to-day activities- -figuring out how to put out a fire when her only pails are full of milk, wondering what she really looks like when she has seen her reflection only in pools, mediating Peter's anger at his son's carelessness, or enjoying a rare good night's sle...

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Quietly contemplative and informative, Baer's understated narrative records one day in each month of a year in the life of Marion, an ordinary peasant woman in medieval England.

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The Letter-Box department of our April/May issue featured a note from Kenneth Miller of Rochester, Minnesota ('A Picture of Life in a Medieval Village', page 6) in praise of a book by Ann Baer, titled Down the Common.

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