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Sir Godfrey Tallboys was a knight-errant, famous for his success at tourneys, but far from wealthy. In an attempt to make his fortune he left his wife Sybilla and travelled to Spain to fight a minor rusade against the Moors. But treachery lurked in that far distant land and soon Sir Godfrey became a prisoner, a helpless slave in a hostile country. Back in quiet Suffolk he was reported dead. And so it fell to Sybilla to fend for the whole family.

The modest house of Knight’s Acre became the scene of much hardship and poverty, and only someone with Sybilla’s determination could triumph at last. But Sybilla was to find that life still held many surprises for her…

©1975 Norah Lofts (P)2012 Soundings

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  • Benny
  • 08-19-17

Hooked again.

It is a long time since I read a Nora Lofts book, but it almost felt like coming home, and once started I could not bear to put it down. The reader complemented the book and and the storyline.

I look forward to reading the next in the series.


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  • Chiaracuddle
  • 02-07-17

Well read, badly edited.

A great book by a great writer, but the editor should be sacked! Two words

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  • SEA, Charente
  • 08-18-15

Lofts at her best...

An excellent story in typical Lofts style, unusual in subject-matter and accurate in historical detail.
On the negative side, I did not find the narrator's male voices at all convincing and this detracted somewhat from the overall experience.
Well worth listening to however.