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The Forgotten Son

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The tragic love story of Helpise and Abelard is one of the most celebrated in history. But what of the isue of their love, Peter Astralabe, the forgotten son?

Brought up be his devoted aunt, Peter feels rejected by his parents, about whom by choice, he knows very little. As his sixteenth birthday approaches, however Peter's anger and resentment are rbought to a head by two
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185 pages
Published 1990 by MacRae
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Griselda Heppel
Jan 03, 2013 Griselda Heppel rated it it was amazing
Abelard and Heloise's tragic love story is one of the all time greats -but the fact they had a son was a complete surprise to me. From the few details known about Peter Astralabe, Christa Laird has created a kind, courageous teenage boy who has to come to terms with his parents' each being dedicated to a (separate) religious life in which he has no place. The mediaeval background is well researched and vividly realised with never any risk of overpowering the reader with historical detail. ...more
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