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Mermaid's Daughter, The

Author(s): Gard, Joyce Pages: 320
Publisher: Gollancz Date of Publication: 1969
Reading Level: YA ages 11-14 Genre:
Setting: Scilly Isles; Rom Brit (Caerelon) Period: Rom occupation - post Claudius (Code: 8?)
Rome Setting: n Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: n First Person:
Subject: Island girl Astria, chosen to embody Mermaid goddess, rescues & marries nearly drowned young stranger. When he is reported killed in battle, she marries a Roman soldier & goes with him to Britain. Idyllic island civilization contrasted with cruel Roman one
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