'I am Sylvia Honeyeater; I think myself born around 1196, and this is the story of my life.'
From master storyteller Bryce Courtenay comes the colourful epic of Sylvia. Late twelfth-century Europe is torn by religious intolerance. Sylvia, with a singing voice that can literally charm the birds out of the trees, and an acute and questioning mind that refuses to accept unreasoned beliefs, embarks on a pilgrimage. She joins the Children's Crusade, bound for the Holy Land.
From a bawdy life as an entertainer in a whorehouse to an austere and frequently cruel existence in a convent, she fights to be true to her destiny. And her mysterious birthmark causes much confusion: can this peasant maid indeed be a chosen messenger?
Sylvia is a tale of adversity, of adventure and crusades, and of a beautiful and gifted woman.
About the Author
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, Smoky Joe's Cafe, Four Fires, Whitethorn and Brother Fish.
Number Of Pages: 520
Published: January 2008
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.5 x 4.2
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1