Castle Diary: The Medieval Life of Tobias Burgess by Richard Platt

Castle Diary: The Medieval Life of Tobias Burgess

The Diary Series

Richard Platt with Chris Riddell (Illustrator)

123 pages first pub 1999 (editions)

fiction childrens historical informative slow-paced


As a page in his uncle's castle in thirteenth-century England, eleven-year-old Tobias records in his journal his experiences learning how to hunt, play games of skill, and behave in noble society. Includes notes on noblemen, castles, and feudalism...

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