Karen Cushman

Karen Cushman

Newbery award-winning children’s book author

Karen Cushman


Elizabethan times

Here’s a peek at the books about Elizabethan life that I refer to while writing.

Book of the Maidservant
A Survey of London
Elizabeth's London
Daily Life in Elizabethan England


Book of the Maidservant, Rebecca Barnhouse, a novel about Margery Kempe’s journey, Random House, 2009

Daily Life in Elizabethan England, Jeffrey L. Singman, Greenwood Press, 1995

Distilling Knowledge: Alchemy, Chemistry, and the Scientific Revolution, Bruce T. Moran, Harvard University Press, 2006

Elizabeth’s London: Everyday Life in Elizabethan London, Liza Picard, St. Martin’s Press, 2004

Memoirs of a Medieval Woman: The Life and Times of Margery Kempe, Louise Collier, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1984

Survey of London: Written in the Year 1578, John Stow, Sutton Publishing, 1994

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