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Read By: Polly Lee Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780358450436

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49:20 minutes

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05 seconds

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21:31 minutes

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A fifteenth-century Eat, Pray, Love, Revelations illuminates the intersecting lives of two female mystics who changed history—Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich.

Bishop’s Lynn, England, 1413. At the age of forty, Margery Kempe has nearly died giving birth to her fourteenth child. Fearing that another pregnancy might kill her, she makes a vow of celibacy, but she can’t trust her husband to keep his end of the bargain. Desperate for counsel, she visits the famous anchoress Dame Julian of Norwich.

Pouring out her heart, Margery confesses that she has been haunted by visceral religious visions. Julian then offers up a confession of her own: she has written a secret, radical book about her own visions, Revelations of Divine Love. Nearing the end of her life and fearing Church authorities, Julian entrusts her precious book to Margery, who sets off the adventure of a lifetime to secretly spread Julian's words.

Mary Sharratt vividly brings the medieval past to life as Margery blazes her trail across Europe and the Near East, finding her unique spiritual path and vocation. It's not in a cloistered cell like Julian, but in the full bustle of worldly existence with all its wonders and perils.

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“Polly Lee’s impressive narration brings out the humanity and courage of two female mystics…Lee is exceptional at delivering the emotional moments when Margery is in a vision state. Sharratt’s unusual story and Lee’s impressive performance make Revelations a win-win for listeners.”

— AudioFile 


  • “Richly atmospheric…a fascinating and important story.”

    — Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • “Historical fiction at its best.”

    — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “Sharratt evokes the sights and smells of medieval England as viscerally as she does Margery’s divine ecstasy, immersing readers in both her inner and outer journeys.”

    — Booklist
  • “Intense…Margery’s faith and emotions are rich on the page.”

    — Publishers Weekly

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About Mary Sharratt

Mary Sharratt is an American writer who has lives in the Pendle region of Lancashire, England. The author of the critically acclaimed novels Summit Avenue, The Real Minerva, and The Vanishing Point, among others, she is also the coeditor of the subversive fiction anthology Bitch Lit, a celebration of female antiheroes, strong women who break all the rules.

About Polly Lee

Polly Lee, an Earphones Award–winning narrtor, is an actress from London who has appeared in the off-Broadway shows Lenin’s Embalmer’s, Close Ties, Slag Heap, The October Crisis, and others. She received her BA degree in theater studies from London University and an MFA from the New School in New York.