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After Meggy's mother sends her off to London, she has to prove useful to her alchemist father. Narrator Katherine Kellgren uses voices and singing to recreate the dirty streets of medieval London.
In the course of her fourteenth year, Catherine keeps a journal of her perceptive observations and longings for adventure and independence. Her lively, humorous descriptions of life on a thirteenth-century English manor, amid unwanted suitors and ever-present fleas, reach through time to speak to modern readers.
The central character, Brat, is a homeless waif who first appears sleeping in a dung heap “unwashed, unnourished, unloved, and unlovely. . . .” From a person with no hopes, no dreams, and no expectations she becomes the midwife's apprentice— a person with a name and a place in the world. An excellent portrayal of medieval England.