Katharina: Deliverance

Publication date 18th October 2017

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‘It is very shameful that children, especially defenceless young girls, are pushed into the nunneries. Shame on the unmerciful parents who treat their own so cruelly.’

Martin Luther

Germany 1505

Following the death of her mother and her father’s remarriage, five-year-old Katharina is placed in the convent at Brehna. She will never see her father again.

Sixty-five miles away, at Erfurt in Thuringia, Martin Luder, a promising young law student, turns his back on a lucrative career in order to become a monk.

The consequences of their meeting in Wittenberg, on Easter Sunday 1523, will reverberate down the centuries and throughout the Christian world.

A compelling portrayal of Katharina von Bora, set against the turmoil of the Peasant’s War and the German Reformation … and the controversial priest at its heart.

‘…a brilliant eye for historical detail.’   Between the Lines

‘…dramatic and moving.’   Books Please

‘A wonderfully vivid portrait…’   Professor Alec Ryrie, Durham University, and author of Protestants.

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The follow-on, Katharina: Fortitude will be published in 2018.