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Hildred the Maid (Lost Tales of Mercia #7)

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In 1005 A.D., a terrible famine strikes Engla-lond. When a poor young woman named Hildred grows desperate enough to break the law for her survival, a rising thegn named Eadric takes her fate in his hands.

“The Lost Tales of Mercia” are ten short stories set in England near the end of the Viking Age. They can be read in any order. Though fictional, they are heavily researche
Published August 10th 2010 by Smashwords (first published August 9th 2010)
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This is the seventh of the Lost Tales of Mercia and takes place a year after the sixth tale, following the young maid Hildred as she struggles to get enough food to feed her small family, including her baby brother Coenred. In her desperation, she steals from the Church's kitchen and is taken to the Wuffa for judgement until Lord Eadric, the poor young boy who climbed the social ladder, intervenes. This tale shows the more sensitive and humane side of Eadric and hints that although he has become ...more
Amanda Dorsey
This seventh Lost Tale of Mercia follows Hildred, a freeman' s daughter, as she prays for the survival of her family in the midst of a great famine. Things take an unsuspected turn when she attempts to steal some milk for her baby brother.
Another tale from Jayden showing her constructing a framework from the separate stories leading to a wider picture of life in the Mercian lands of the time.
Chris The Story Reading Ape
See my review for the 'Lost Tales of Mercia (Lost Tales of Mercia #1-10 omnibus)'
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Jayden Woods grew up on a farm in rural Tennessee, then pursued her dreams of film-making in Los Angeles. After receiving a BFA in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California and working on a primetime TV show, she decided to return to her original passion of writing novels. Since then she has lived in St. Louis with her wonderful husband and three beautiful pets, throwing all her wil ...more
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