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The Armourer's House : Red Fox Older Fiction - Rosemary Sutcliff

The Armourer's House

Red Fox Older Fiction

Paperback Published: May 1994
ISBN: 9780099354017
Number Of Pages: 208
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old

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If only she'd been born a boy, Tamsyn would never have been sent away to Uncle Gideon's - the armourer's - house when her grandmother died. She could have stayed by the wild sea that she loved with her Uncle Martin, the ship merchant. But instead, she is bound for busy, bustling Tudor London, and the armourer's house, far from the coast and far from her beloved ships. Homesick and lonely in the loud family of cousins, it isn't until she meets the strange old Wise Woman that Tamsyn is finally promised her "heart's desire"...

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A gay portrait of London in the days of Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn as it was seen by young Tamsyn Caunter of Devon who came to live with her swordsmith uncle and his family. A thin thread of plot fulfills the wish of cousin Piers, who wants to go to sea but feels he must remain as an apprentice, however unwilling, in his father's shop. But mostly, the book is one exuberant adventure after another. There's an excursion up the Thames to picnic on Easter, a rush of Morris Dancers down the street on May Day, a visit to the cozy cottage and garden of an old herb woman, talks about the New World over old maps in the long creaky attic of the armourer's house. The pictures by C. Walter Hodges of narrow streets, tall angular houses, the dockyards, snow covered roofs at Christmas, are well designed and detailed, endowed with a warmth that complements the stories. (Kirkus Reviews)

ISBN: 9780099354017
ISBN-10: 0099354012
Series: Red Fox Older Fiction
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: May 1994
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.1  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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