Brother William's Year by Jan Pancheri


Brother William's Year by Jan Pancheri

Brother William is a kind-hearted 14th-Century monk gardener at Westminster Abbey responsible for providing food for the other monks. This diary of his year shows what happens month by month in delightful words and pictures. There are decorative endpapers of the Abbey and gardens, an introduction to the Abbey of Westminster and a note on the life of Benedictine monks - all meticulously researched, written and illustrated with warmth and humour by Westminster Abbey's very own Head Gardener. 'Brother William's Year by Jan Pancheri is a gorgeous book and offers an interesting lesson on medieval history for anyone. It will be useful not only for history lessons but also as away of demonstrating the 'journal writing' genre and the power of the first person voice. The print book is not in danger while works of this quality continue to be published by insightful publishers like Frances Lincoln.' - Dr Margaret Mallet, Judge of the English Association Awards To watch a video introduction of Brother William's Year from Park Ridge Public Library in Chicago click here


Written and illustrated in a totally appropriate style, just like a medieval manuscript, this book is a delight. Parents in Touch

About the Author

JAN PANCHERI has been Head Gardener at Westminster Abbey for many years and has made a study of the monks who lived there. She was brought up in Worcestershire. Her grandfather, an Italian immigrant, and her father were both woodcarvers. She qualified as an art teacher in 1989, and has written and illustrated two picture books, The Twelve Poodle Princesses and The Little Angel. She also runs children's summer workshops, and is passionate about introducing children to gardens, nature and the history around them.

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36 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

1st September 2011



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