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The Resource The Anchoress

The Anchoress

Label
The Anchoress
Title
The Anchoress
Statement of responsibility
Robyn Cadwallader
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From a remarkable new Australian author comes THE ANCHORESS, a story set within the confines of a stone cell measuring seven paces by nine. Tiny in scope but universal in themes, it is a wonderful, wholly compelling fictional achievement.Set in the twelfth century, THE ANCHORESS tells the story of Sarah, only seventeen when she chooses to become an anchoress, a holy woman shut away in a small cell, measuring seven paces by nine, at the side of the village church. Fleeing the grief of losing a much-loved sister in childbirth and the pressure to marry, she decides to renounce the world, with all its dangers, desires and temptations, and to commit herself to a life of prayer and service to God. But as she slowly begins to understand, even the thick, unforgiving walls of her cell cannot keep the outside world away, and it is soon clear that Sarah's body and soul are still in great danger...Telling an absorbing story of faith, desire, shame, fear and the very human need for connection and touch, THE ANCHORESS is both mesmerising and thrillingly unpredictable
Summary
Pressured to marry and stricken by her sister's death in childbirth, a 13th-century Englishwoman devotes her life to prayer in a small locked cell that proves ineffective in shutting out the world
Storyline
Pace
Character
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10414548
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cadwallader, Robyn
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Anchoress
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:affc8770-3e7b-4a10-ba63-630952c1f6dd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460702987
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Anchoress
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:affc8770-3e7b-4a10-ba63-630952c1f6dd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460702987
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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