CATHERINE, CALLED BIRDY Unwillingly keeping a journal at the behest of her brother, a monk, Birdy (daughter of a 13th-century knight) makes a terse first entry—"I am bit by fleas and plagued by family. That is all there is to say''—but is soon confiding her pranks and troubles in fascinating detail. Her marriage must suit her drunken father's financial needs, and though the 14-year-old scares off several suitors (she
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LibraryThing Review I'd heard good things about this book. Unfortunately the book didn't in my opinion, live up to the hype. A feminist tale transported to medieval times, but unfortunately it didn't travel well.