Brother William's Year: A Monk at Westminster Abbey by Jan Pancheri
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book takes you through a year in the life of a medieval monk living in Westminster Abbey. There's a heavy emphasis on seasonal work and food, rather than on the meanings of the feasts and fasts of the church year. It's also (appropriately, for children) a pretty sanitized portrayal of medieval life.
But oh, the pictures are gorgeous. I love them. This is just a beautiful book. And I actually like it very much as an introduction for children to the idea of monastic life, and also the idea of seasonal living. It's just a pleasant, interesting, visual feast of a read. Recommended.
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Peace of Christ to you,