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Medieval Times

The Midwife's Apprentice
Catherine, Called Birdy
Matilda Bone

Here's a peek at the books about medieval times that I refer to while I'm writing.

Castle   Fabulous Feasts   Gerard's Herbal Growing Up in Medieval London
Lost Country Life   Medieval Home Companion   Oxford Dictionary of Saints   Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England
World Hit Only by Fire   Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in the Middle Ages        


Castle, David Macaulay, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1977 and 2013 (in color!)
Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony, Madeleine Pelner Cosman, George Braziller, 1999
Gerard’s Herbal: A History of Plants, Marcus Woodward, editor, Studio Limited, 1994, first published in 1597
Growing Up in Medieval London: the Experience of Childhood in History, Barbara A. Hanawalt, Oxford University Press, 1993
Lost Country Life, Dorothy Hartley, Pantheon, 1980
Medieval Home Companion: Housekeeping in the14th Century, translated by Tania Bayard, HarperCollins, 1991
Oxford Dictionary of Saints, David Hugh Farmer, Oxford University Press, 1979
Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century, Ian Mortimer, Touchstone, 2009
World Lit Only By Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance, William Manchester, Little, Brown and Company, 1992
Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in the Middle Ages, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Writer's Digest Books, 1995

Other Subject-Specific Bookshelves

America in the 19th Century

Elizabethan Times

In General


Karen Cushman books Catherine, Called Birdy The Midwife's Apprentice The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Matilda Bone Alchemy and Meggy Swann Will Sparrow's Road The Loud Silence of Francine Green Rodzina Grayling's Song War and Millie McGonigal
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