Across a Dark and Wild Sea Don Brown

ISBN: 9780761315346

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Across a Dark and Wild Sea  by  Don  Brown

Across a Dark and Wild Sea by Don Brown
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Columcille was born in a remote corner of Ireland in the year 521. Legend has it that as a child, he was fed a cake filled with the letters of the alphabet, and so learned to love writing. He grew up to become a monk and a scribe a thousand yearsMoreColumcille was born in a remote corner of Ireland in the year 521.

Legend has it that as a child, he was fed a cake filled with the letters of the alphabet, and so learned to love writing. He grew up to become a monk and a scribe a thousand years before the invention of printing, when books had to be copied by hand.There was one book, a beautiful volume of psalms from distant Rome, that Columcille especially loved, and even though its owner refused him permission, Columcille secretly copied it.

The copy was discovered, and a dispute arose over who it belonged to: Columcille, who made it, or the owner of the original. So better was the argument that a battle was fought between the two mens powerful friends- although Columcilles side won, the victory felt hollow to him. To punish himself, he set out in a tiny boat, vowing to leave Ireland forever.A revered figure in Celtic history, Columcille (also known as Columba) founded the famous monastery on the Scottish island of Iona and left a legacy of learning that illuminated a corner of the Dark Ages.

History, drama, and a love of books and reading fill a story--told here in exquisite watercolors and deftly understated prose by noted author and artist Don Brown.



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