The Storyteller’s Granddaughter


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The Storyteller’s Granddaughter

By Margaret Redfern

"It is a pleasure to find a historical novelist who does not tread the popular paths of the Victorians, Tudors or Romans. This book is set in an area and period much less visited, recreated with a poet's feel for language and a historian's eye both for details and for the rise and fall of nations." Caroline Clark, Aberystwyth EGO

Fiction, Historical fiction, Novels



Anatolia, 1336: 'Child,' Nene said out of darkness, out of silence, 'I want you
to go to your grandfather's country. I want you to find him.'

When her beloved grandmother dies, Sophia is to be sent back to her father's tribe – which may be a death sentence. As the possessor of skills which no other girl has, Sophia determines to make her own fate and to fulfil her grandmother's wish. In the dark of night she creeps from the summer dwelling intent on finding her way to England in search of Will the Storyteller – the man Nene fell in love with years before, the man Nene sees in Sophia's eyes.

Unbeknownst to her, the key to her success is a Welshman who would protect her with his life but doesn't even know her name...

The Storyteller's Granddaughter is followed by The Heart Remembers


"The Storyteller's Granddaughter is a work of fierce beauty... The beauty of the novel comes from Redfern's use of language which is rich and poetic. Also from the intermingling of Sufi mysticism and western thought. Each character carries pain, each one is haunted by their secrets, yet in this community of many tongues and faiths, they journey towards peace and resolution."
Elizabeth Jane Corbett

"For readers looking for a gripping medieval adventure that stunningly portrays 14th-century Anatolia, I would recommend The Storyteller's Granddaughter."
Historical Novel Society

ISBN: 9781909983014
Language: English
Categories: Fiction, Historical fiction, Novels
First Published by Honno: 21st August 2014

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