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Bosse, Malcolm
New York : Crowell, 1980.
IL 5-6 .

Anne had a hard life. A bright young woman who could read and write and whose curiosity kept her learning even when she got to her uncle's, a gunsmith who has expanded to clocks. She has to take care of herself and her brother who can't speak since being hit by a lightening bolt. Her gift -- a fondness for animals -- expands to whittling animal shapes for sale. Prejudice against women who read not only books but diagrams of gears and pulleys keeps Anne from getting a secure job of her own. Her expertise and manner keeps her out of trouble most of the time. The setting is Medieval times where knights roam in full battle gear and ordinary people consider science the work of the devil.

SUBJECTS:      Survival -- Fiction
                        Clocks and watches -- Fiction
                        Middle ages -- Fiction


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