Anne E. Johnson's medieval mystery novel for tweens, Trouble at the Scriptorium, features a twelve-year-old boy named Harley. It takes place in a fiefdom north of London.
There are missing jewels, a missing monk, and a secret message hidden in a book of Gregorian chant! Good thing twelve-year-old Lady Margaret reads Latin, but Harley sure finds it hard to know how to behave around a noble girl he wants to be friends with.
Harley's father is a traveling jester, his mother a lady’s maid, his uncle the monks’ choirmaster. Through Harley’s eyes, the reader experiences life in a medieval English castle, village, and monastery.
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