Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz is a softcover published by Candlewick Press, 2008, stated first paperback edition. The overall condition is very good.
Varlets, Vermin, Simpletons, Saints--in these pages, readers will meet them all. There's Hugo, the Lord's nephew, forced to prove his manhood by hunting a wild boar, a beast whose tusks can "slice a man, groin to gorge." There's sharp-tongued Nelly, who supports her family by catching and selling live eels, and the peasant's daughter, Mogg, whose downtrodden mother teaches her how to save the family cow from a greedy landlord. There's also mud-slinging Barbary and her noble victim, Isobel; Giles, the talented beggar; Alice, the singing shepherdess; and more.
With a deep appreciation for the period and a grand affection for both her characters and her audience, Laura Amy Schlitz has created a series of riveting portraits. Read silently or performed before an audience, the collective voices tell an unforgettable human story about what it took to survive in the Middle Ages.ISBN: 978-0-7636-4332-4