Book Review: Martin of Gfenn

Review of Martin of Gfenn!

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Martin of Gfenn

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Author:
Martha Kennedy
Publisher:
self
Release date:
July 22, 2016
Pages:
360
ISBN:978-1535441797
also available as ebook
Genre:
historical fiction

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Learn more about it here: martinofgfenn.com

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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Last October, I received Martha Kennedy here for a guest-post on Swiss Literature. She then proposed me to read and review  Martin of Gfenn. As a medieval history buff, I had to say yes. And that was a great decision!

Young Martin was raised by the Augustinian Canons of St Martin, in Zurich, Switzerland. One day, at 10, he is caught drawing on a wall. The brothers punish him, but they recognize his artistic gift and ask for a teacher to come and train him properly. For three years, Brother Michele from Verona taught him drawing, painting, how to prepare walls for frescoes, and also how to…

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