With a Sword in My Hand

With a Sword in My Hand


Translated by John Nieuwenhuizen
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ISBN: 9781741758658Format: SoftcoverSeries: Medieval AdventurePages: 266Author: van Rijckeghem, Jean-Claude & van Beirs, PatPublisher: Allen & UnwinAge Group: Young Adults 13 - 16Size: 13 x 20

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Marguerite's father is desperate for a son. Instead he's stuck with a feisty, stubborn, red-headed daughter who refuses to behave like a lady.

'What am I going to do with you, my little Lady of Flanders; how are you ever going to make a Countess? The world will tear you to pieces.'
My ears are ringing. I smell the wine on my father's breath. With his hand he brushes a plait of hair from my face.
'Why didn't you die?' I shout, tears pouring from my face. 'Why did the arrows miss you? Why didn't the English hack you to pieces on the battlefield?'

Shaking off the strict expectations of court life, Marguerite roams free - learning to ride, to fence and to outwit the boys...

Based on the real life of Marguerite van Male, 'With a Sword in my Hand' is an enthralling medieval adventure.

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