À The Namesake õ Download by Æ C. Walter Hodges A pleasure to read. It Begins I, Alfred The One Leggedbeing Now An Old Man, And Continues In The Tradition Of The Most Ancient Storytellers To Celebrate The Victories Of A King And The Miracles Of The Holy Set In The Days Of King Alfred, His Name Sake Grew Up, In Spite Of The Constant Danish War Parties Descending On East Anglia And In Spite Of His Amputated Leg, To Become A Trusted Secretary To The King The Danes Were All, Cut, Sack, Burn, Drink And Swipe, So The War Orphaned Alfred Lived With Monks And Left With Them When Their Monastery Was Pillaged The Depth Of Early Christian Faith Was Continually Overshadowed By The Not Wholly Abandoned Superstitions The Crippled Boy Fought To Conquer His Disability And Serve As A Scribe To The King Who Shared His Name The Dialogue Is Heroic And The Descriptions Of Battles And Raids Have Visual Impact A Vividly Detailed Recreation Of A Brutal Time With Action, Adventure And History To Hold The Boys In Thrall This is about the early life of Alfred the Great This historical novel is told from the view of a crippled boy who becomes his secretary A must keep book my son at 21 year old said to me It is a great read aloud chapter book. Sep 22, 2015 04 41PM 3. 5
After you weed out a couple things I believe it to be very factual By weed out I mean several areas where they took one line written by Asser and created into a huge scandel when there was no reason to do so So in short, skip the personal section. In one of the nicest things anyone ever did for me, my wife hunted down a copy of this on Alibris It was one of my favorite historical novels from childhood an odd choice for an Irishman, but the English are spot onat times.