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Astounding Life Lessons I've Learned From Catherine Called 'Birdy'

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This was a borrowed book from my churchmate who owns a tutorial center. She posted this in Facebook and recommended as a good book to read, and I guess it was enough to make me curios. This wasn't a newly published book; in fact it was released way back in 1994. A historical fiction, this book contains information about the food, clothes, religious beliefs, manners, health, medical practices, and sanitary habits of the medieval people. 

Catherine (the main character), was compelled by his brother to write a diary because he believes that in the process it will make her more mature and less childish. Writing the routines of her young life, she relates many details and facts about her time period. She looks upon the world around her, write stories about the people she knew and of the daily events of their small manor house. Catherine was the daughter of a minor English nobleman, this makes her feel trapped learning how to be a lady and accepting an arranged wedding set by her fathe…