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Down the Common: A Year in the Life of a Medieval Woman (1996)
by Ann Baer
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0871318741, Paperback)Ann Baer has produced a sensitive, knowledgeable month-by-month account of the hardships suffered by Marion and Peter Carpenter, set from March through the following February of one year of their struggle for existence in Medieval England.... Ann Baer has given the world an immeasurable gift with the writing of Down the Common. Her attention to detail paints a crystal clear picture of the pain, the beauty of nature, and the steadfastness of people to whom each day was unceasing toil. —The Midwest Book Review.
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Everyday life in medieval England seen through the eyes of Marion, the wife of a carpenter. The novel follows her daily grind, living in a dirty one-room hut, giving birth to children who die, lugging water, battling rats and using a pool for a mirror. A first novel.
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