Eadfrith: Scribe of Lindisfarne

Eadfrith: Scribe of Lindisfarne

By Michelle Treeve
2014 | 978-0-86698-803-2 | Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 in
$12.95 |

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This is the tale of the making of a masterwork, a landmark in the human journey — the Lindisfarne Gospels, one of the world’s most beautiful and intriguing illuminated manuscripts. In an age of battle-hardened Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, and British warriors, all vying for power after the Roman Empire’s collapse, a hero unsung by bards took up his pen and entered the desert of the book to change the world. This is an imagining of his life, his loves, his work, and his world, by an author who, in her academic alias, is well-versed in researching and sharing her passion for the transformative, scintillating ‘not so Dark Ages’.

Leading academic expert on the subject, Professor Michelle P. Brown, writes:
"A well-researched account of what we can retrieve, through scholarship, of the making of one of the world's great cultural landmarks and its age - and a sensitive evocation of what we cannot know. I could not have written a better work of what I would call 'faction', that is, factually based fiction."