92nd out of 152 books — 64 voters
The Saxon Tapestry
by Sile Rice
Tells the dramatic story of the last flowering and the tragic end of Anglo-Saxon England. The cadences of Anglo-Saxon poetry illuminate every aspect of Anglo-Saxon life, from the labour of the fields to the grim work of battle.
Hardcover, 397 pages
Published February 17th 1992 by Arcade Publishing
(first published January 1st 1991)
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I know its cheesy to use the title as a descriptive word in your review but Sile has woven a rich tapestry of images emersing you in the wetlands of the past, complete with the agony of being an outcast in a superstitious time and culminating in the Battle of Hastings. I loved it. My only comment contrary is that the sexual imagery was a bit much. I could never recommend it to my churchy friends.