The Maude Reed Tale (2020)

The Maude Reed Tale Norah Lofts The Maude Reed Tale A most unladylike heroine struggles to outwit the system that would have her become a lady I do not want to be a lady I want to be a wool merchant In those two sentences young Maude Reed expresses her
  • Title: The Maude Reed Tale
  • Author: Norah Lofts
  • ISBN: 9780440955290
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
The Maude Reed Tale Norah Lofts A most unladylike heroine struggles to outwit the system that would have her become a lady I do not want to be a lady I want to be a wool merchant In those two sentences young Maude Reed expresses her most burning desire But in fifteenth century England, girls of good family do not go into business Instead, they are often sent to live in one of tA most unladylike heroine struggles to outwit the system that would have her become a lady I do not want to be a lady I want to be a wool merchant In those two sentences young Maude Reed expresses her most burning desire But in fifteenth century England, girls of good family do not go into business Instead, they are often sent to live in one of the great castles, where they do needlework, play the lute, and are taught the complicated customs and manners of that age of knighthood At Beauclaire Castle, Maude meets two people who are to have a lasting influence on her the beautiful Melusine, who serves Lady Astallon, and Henry Rancon, destined one day for knighthood Nevertheless, the moment comes when she can face life there no longer, and on Christmas day she mounts her pony, steals over the drawbridge and starts on the long perilous journey home.Then her real adventures begin
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  1. Naksed

    This is the kind of book that I will recommend to my kidlets, in a couple of years, if they are interested to learn about life in the Middle Ages A wonderful introduction to the genre of historical fiction and to the Middle Ages, with an engaging protagonist, an enthralling story, and enough historical details to whet their appetite to learn about the period The only flaw is that it ended, beautifully I might add, but I could have read about Maude Reed until the end of her days and still not be [...]

  2. EKett

    read long ago but it is a book i have owned since a teenager thanks books is is a wonderful coming of age story of the strength of women.even if they are just girls ahhhh, the age that was pre technologyjust a girl, her bow, and her horse a good read.even for those of us a bit older than girlhood.

  3. Kayli

    I gave this book 5 stars not only for itself though it is very very good , but also for the author I don t necessarily have a definite favorite of hers, but whenever I m in a crunch at the library and just want to grab something I KNOW I ll enjoy, I get a Norah Lofts The really cool thing about her books is that generally they span several generations of people Now I m usually not a short story type reader, but in this case it s really cool because many times she ll stick with a house, and follo [...]

  4. Magda

    I might want to buy this one I m not sure whether this is part of a series or not, but I want to read Once, when I said something was unfair, she said to me, And what led you to expect that things should be fair Permit me to point out that you are living in the world, not in Paradise Zing This was a recommendation from another historical fiction children s book, and I m very glad I read it.

  5. Cynthia

    A must reader for any young or young at heart person who loves historical fiction I first read this book as a preteen and loved it many years later I read the adult version in The House at Old Vine I enjoyed that, too, but will always keep Maude s tale in my library.

  6. Carrie

    Maude was a tomboy 400 or so years ago Over the course of the book, she grows to be a woman who can sort of conform to society s expectations, but she is strong and can take care of herself Even if there s a several centuries gap, Maud is an example to live up to.

  7. Maggie

    This is a delightful and difficult to find young adult book I m extremely happy that I got a copy of it on my shelves to re read This is a short story about a girl in the middle ages who goes on a journey and has quite the set of adventures I remember reading this as a teen very fondly.

  8. Heidi

    One of my first forays in historical fiction as a pre teen I loved the time period, heroine and ending enough to read it several times during my early teens Wonder if I would love it as an adult

  9. Shannon

    Norah Lofts comes through again This time, it s a book for young adult readers although I didn t know that until after reading it, when I, backwardly, finally read the synopsis and reviews Clearly, it is engaging for any age I can see that with its clarity of plot no sub texts and matter of fact love story, it would indeed be appealing to an adolescent reader I really appreciate the way Norah Lofts takes us right into the everyday scenes of medieval life we go to the stool room with Maude and th [...]

  10. Bonnie

    When I was a wee lass, I was helping out at a garage sale and was told that I could choose one book as my reward I was already deeply in love with Alanna The First Adventure, which sparked an obsession with all things medieval Maybe that s why I picked this out, despite its absolutely hideous cover and incredibly boring title It has remained possibly the best book I ve ever selected on a whim.Maude Reed is feisty, clever, and stubborn She wants to be a wool merchant, like her father, but instead [...]

  11. Elzbeth

    This was a cute light read about a girl who wanted than anything to be a wool merchant, but her mother has decided that she will be a lady and sends her to a special school However, her mother does not realize that Maud will learn about real life and pain at the school than she will about manners When Maud s brother visits her and tells her that he s run away from home and refuses to take over the family business, Maud knows that she must return home Most of the characters were likable in this [...]

  12. Jenn

    Book bingo 2014 story on another continent In this case England.What I liked best about this book was its historic accuracy How refreshing Set in 15th century England it is the tale of Maud Reed and gives a look at what life would have been like for a young well off merchant s daughter.

  13. Charlie Ika-Heimonen

    One of my all time favorites A classic, beautiful tale that should be one of the first novels every young lady reads Maude is a tom boy in an age of knights, ladies, and squires it s a hard time to be a Heroine.Somehow she manages to push through the trials a cold castle presents.

  14. Diana Skelton

    Excellent tale about what feminism looked like in the Middle Ages for a determined teenage girl.

  15. Maria

    Loved this book when I read it as a teen I found it at the school library and I hope I can read it again.

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