The Book of Margery Kempe (unabridged)

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Margery Kempe

The Book of Margery Kempe

Read by Lucy Scott


The Book of Margery Kempe is the extraordinary account of a medieval wife, mother and mystic from Norfolk. Having married in c. 1393, given birth to 14 children, and pursued unsuccessful ventures in brewing and milling, Kempe made a vow of chastity and embarked on a life of prayer, penance and pilgrimage. Known as the earliest autobiography in the English language, it contains intimate portraits of people and places, and a remarkable eye for detail, as it traces the transformation of a ‘sinful wretch’ to a holy pilgrim.

  • Running Time: 9 h 20 m

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    Digital ISBN:978-1-78198-345-4
    Cat. no.:NA0483
    Produced by:Neil Rosser
    Edited by:Timothy Brown
    Text:© 2015 Anthony Bale
    BISAC:REL002000, BIO018000
    Released:December 21
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