Friday, November 30, 2007

Karen Cushman, Catherine Called Birdy

Karen Cushman, Catherine Called Birdy. Oh, this was delightful. A very stubborn young girl keeps a diary in 1290. God's thumbs! I don't know how I missed this in grade school (oh, it was written in 1994 - I am old!) because the fleas alone would have been fascinating. The home medical remedies were vile, but from what I remember of medieval medical history, Birdy's patients were probably pretty well off. Well, I needed a respite from writing a very horrible term paper for Ethical Theory and this was perfect.

2 comments:

rosie said...

Gods thumbs?! Is that from 1200, or is it a new saying of yours?

gwen said...

It's the perfect oath that Birdy came up with after trying out most of God's body parts....