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By: John Daniels

Isolde Daughter of the Priest

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Set in the 14th Century in the dramatic landscape of Holy Island and North Northumberland, the novel is based on a real historic person.

Isolde, daughter of the priest, is excommunicated from the church with other members of her community of Lowyk for not paying the corn tithes to the monastery on Holy Island in 1353.

The novel brings to life a girl who stands out from this distant time and deserves to be remembered.

As a small child she crosses the dangerous sands at night that separate Holy Island from the mainland and somehow survives the incoming tide.

Is this survival, as the church believes, ‘miraculous’, a sign Isolde is being protected for a special reason?

It is a question of miracles.

Cover design ©️Abigail Edgar. Image of Isolde inspired by an angel in a stained glass window in the church of St John, Lowick.

John Daniels is a former language teacher and headteacher with an interest in local heritage and history. He has lived for many years in the village of Lowick where the novel is set.


Research into language acquisition led to a PhD from Durham University. Current interests include writing and publishing on language learning and gorilla and rain forest conservation in South West Cameroon.


John is currently working on the sequel to Isolde, Daughter of the Priest, The Journey to Rome, A Pilgrimage of Penance.

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