The Vine: August 16, 2013
I'm on a quest to track down a book that my mom read as a teen, but can't remember the title of and thus has never been able to find again.
I've been looking for it on and off for about a year, but no luck so far.
Here's the general plot: In the present day (at the time of publication) the body of a young girl is found perfectly preserved in mud/ice/a peat bog. She is from an ancient (or at least medieval) civilization, and then the book goes back hundreds/thousands of years to tell her story. The majority of the book is the story of her life, possibly as recreated by the people who find her based on the clues on her body. The girl (young teens) might have been a bride. (In any case, she dies young, since they find her body.)
My mother read it when she was about 13, around 1972, and she remembers it being a shorter, scholastic-type paperback book, that might have been old even then. It might be a fictional response to P.V. Glob's book The Bog People, a book I came across in my research. It is definitely not any of the myriad books on bog bodies published in the 1990s.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
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