New novel about the Lindisfarne Gospels

May 12, 2014

New novel about the Lindisfarne Gospels


Eadfrith: Scribe of Lindisfarne

by Michelle Treeve

This is the tale of the making of a masterwork, a landmark in the human journey — the Lindisfarne Gospels, one of the world’s most beautiful and intriguing illuminated manuscripts. In an age of battle-hardened Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, and British warriors, all vying for power after the Roman Empire’s collapse, a hero unsung by bards took up his pen and entered the desert of the book to change the world. This is an imagining of his life, his loves, his work, and his world, by an author who, in her academic alias, is well-versed in researching and sharing her passion for the transformative, scintillating ‘not so Dark Ages’.