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The Anchoress

(2015)
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England, 1255: Sarah is 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...

Robyn Cadwallader's powerful debut novel tells an absorbing story of faith, desire, shame, fear and the very human need for connection and touch. With a poetic intelligence, Cadwallader explores the relationship between the mind, body and spirit in Medieval England in a story that will hold the reader in a spell until the very last page.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2015 : UK Hardback
Title: The Anchoress
Author(s): Robyn Cadwallader
ISBN: 0-571-31332-9 / 978-0-571-31332-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: The Anchoress: A Novel
Author(s): Robyn Cadwallader
ISBN: 0-374-10425-5 / 978-0-374-10425-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: The Anchoress: A Novel
Author(s): Robyn Cadwallader
ISBN: 1-250-09467-4 / 978-1-250-09467-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Anchoress
Author(s): Robyn Cadwallader
ISBN: 0-571-31334-5 / 978-0-571-31334-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

May 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Anchoress
Author(s): Robyn Cadwallader
ISBN: 1-5046-2427-0 / 978-1-5046-2427-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

May 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Anchoress: Library Edition
Author(s): Robyn Cadwallader
ISBN: 1-5046-2425-4 / 978-1-5046-2425-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon CA   

May 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Anchoress
Author(s): Robyn Cadwallader
ISBN: 1-5046-2426-2 / 978-1-5046-2426-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

May 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Anchoress
Author(s): Robyn Cadwallader
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

April 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Anchoress
Author(s): Robyn Cadwallader
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

April 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Anchoress
Author(s): Robyn Cadwallader
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

May 2015 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Anchoress: A Novel
Author(s): Robyn Cadwallader
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Availability: Amazon   

February 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Anchoress
Author(s): Robyn Cadwallader
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


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