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The Abbess of Whitby

(2015)
A Novel of Hild of Northumbria
A novel by

 
The dramatic story of a seventh-century evangelist
Chosen as Eostre's handmaid, Hild will serve the fertility goddess for a year before being wed. Her future is predictable - until King Edwin claims her as kin and she learns that her father was murdered.
Her first love is given a command in Edwin's forces and vanishes from her life, wed to her sister. The court is baptized, ending the old religion and Hild's role. Life looks bleak. She can't stop wondering who killed her father.
Suspecting Edwin, she challenges him, only to be married off to safeguard his northern frontier. Struggling in a loveless marriage, she is intrigued by the Iona priests making pilgrimages to spread Christ's love. When home and family are lost in Oswy's sack of Edinburgh, she finds herself in enemy hands, but meets the charismatic Aidan.
Inspired and guided by him, she builds communities to live and teach Christ's love. She attracts followers. Even her old enemy, King Oswy, entrusts his child to her, gives her Whitby, and seeks her help to reconcile divisions in his kingdom.
She never ceases battling against old superstitions resurrected by storm, plague, and solar eclipse, but at last she receives a bishop's blessing - from a man she trained herself.

 
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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Abbess of Whitby: A Novel of Hild of Northumbria
Author(s): Jill Dalladay
ISBN: 1-78264-154-8 / 978-1-78264-154-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lion Fiction
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Kindle Editions

August 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Abbess of Whitby: A novel of Hild of Northumbria
Author(s): Jill Dalladay
Publisher: Lion Fiction
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