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Author Sperduti, J. A., author.

Title A time in Penrith / J. A. Sperduti.

Publication Info. Bloomington, Indiana : iUniverse, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 Plainville Public Library - Adult Fiction  FIC SPERDUTI    Check Shelf
Description 397 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Penrith series ; book 1
Sperduti, J. A. Penrith series ; bk.1.
Summary Leland Thomas of Penrith is born a peasant in the realm of Cumbrea, in medieval England. He grows up in the shadow of the nearby castle, home to King Frederick and his family. Leland's father teaches him archery from an early age, and he gains great skill at the bow. When he is a teenager, however, his father passes away, leaving him orphaned and alone. Howard, the village blacksmith, takes him in and keeps him safe as he grows to manhood. Leland bears a passion for the hunt, a love of the forest, and a complete disregard for the king's laws--he poaches game in the king's woods, sharing his kills with the needy among the villagers. In order to catch the poacher, the king holds an archery tournament. Leland enters in hopes of winning a valuable prize. But this quest sets him on a path to win the gratitude and friendship of a prince--and perhaps the love of a princess. In this historical novel, set in medieval England, a young peasant boy who is a skilled archer and avid hunter enters the king's archery tournament to win the right to follow his dreams.
Subject Archers -- England -- Penrith -- Fiction.
Princes -- England -- Penrith -- Fiction.
Princesses -- England -- Penrith -- Fiction.
Archery -- Tournaments -- Fiction.
Penrith (England) -- Fiction.
England -- Social life and customs -- 1066-1485 -- Fiction.
Archers. (OCoLC)fst00813040
Archery -- Tournaments. (OCoLC)fst00813056
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Princes. (OCoLC)fst01076481
Princesses. (OCoLC)fst01076505
England. (OCoLC)fst01219920
England -- Penrith. (OCoLC)fst01236391
Chronological Term 1066-1485
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Historical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726640
Historical fiction.
ISBN 1532063717
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