Patient Griselda, Sacred and Profane Love, or what you will -- Miss Lofts' latest table runner is set in medieval England...

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KNIGHTS ACRE

Patient Griselda, Sacred and Profane Love, or what you will -- Miss Lofts' latest table runner is set in medieval England and concerns a less than parfit albeit gentil knight and his brave lady, their terrible separation and odd reunion. Devoted Sir Godfrey, before truckling off for yet another tournament, had provided his beloved Sybilla and their children with a new home -- Knights Acre. But in Spain Godfrey and his companions are trapped by a Moslem ruse and only Godfrey survives as a slave. Bewhiles Sybilla weathers loneliness, turns down two offers of marriage -- one from a servant of dark origins who runs the manor and introduces her briefly to lust. She survives plagues, poverty and encroaching age, until Godfrey miraculously returns in company with Tana, a former harem favorite who saved him and is now pregnant by him. Dilemma -- Tana loves Godfrey who, like Sybilla, has experienced blazing saddles for the first time, and Godfrey cannot leave either. It all ends well with what shapes up to be double accommodations for the knight. Easy come and go.

Pub Date: Jan. 24, 1974

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1974