Troubadour (Hardcover)

By Mary Hoffman

Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781599903675, 304pp.

Publication Date: August 18, 2009



A story of persecution and poetry, love and war set in 13th century Southern France. As crusaders sweep through the country, destroying all those who do not follow their religion, Bertrand risks his life to warn others of the invasion. As a troubadour, Bertrand can travel without suspicion from castle to castle, passing word about the coming danger. In the meantime Elinor, a young noblewoman, in love with Bertrand, leaves her comfortable home and family and becomes a troubadour herself. Danger encircles them both, as the rising tide of bloodshed threatens the fabric of the society in which they live.

About the Author

Mary Hoffman is an acclaimed children's author and critic. She is the author of the internationally bestselling picture book Amazing Grace. Her Stravaganza series for Bloomsbury has a huge fanbase and its own fan forum. In addition to her writing, Mary is the editor of Armadillo, a children's literature review magazine. She has three grown-up children, and lives with her husband in West Oxfordshire, England.