Catherine, called Birdy

Hardcover, 169 pages

English language

Published Feb. 18, 1994 by Clarion Books.


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3 stars (1 review)

The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off.

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3 stars

This was a good book. I'm going to get a bit critical, but please don't let me forget that this is a good book.

My biggest problem is the age it is written for. The writing style seems to be geared towards children, but the topics it discusses are more appropriate for adults.

The storyline was interesting and the book had some funny parts. On the whole, I'm giving it three stars. It's a good book.


  • Middle Ages -- Fiction
  • Diaries -- Fiction
  • England -- Fiction