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An excellent mystery : the eleventh chronicle of Brother Cadfael

Author: Ellis Peters
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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1141. August comes in golden as a lion, and two monks ride into the Benedictine abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, bringing with them disturbing news of the war -- and a mystery. The strangers tell how the strife between the Empress Maud and King Stephen has destroyed the town of Winchester and their priory. Now, Brother Humilis, who is handsome, gaunt and very ill, and Brother Fidelis, youthful, comely -- and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Mystery fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellis Peters
ISBN: 0333393139 9780333393130
OCLC Number: 12808427
Description: 190 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: In the sunny month of August, A.D. 1141, Brother Cadfael is presented with a double mystery set against the larger drama enacted by King Stephen and his arch-enemy, cousin, and rival claimant to the throne, the Empress Maud. In the bloody struggle for the crown, Henry of Blois, Bishop of Winchester and papal legate, is drawn into a contretemps that will result in a town laid waste, a nunnery burned to the ground, churches razed, and the priory of Hyde Mead engulfed in flames. Hence the arrival of Brothers Humilis and Fidelis to the abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul at Shrewsbury. Humilis, the elder of the pair, has entered the cloister because of the profound injuries he suffered during the Crusades. His companion and friend is a retiring youth whose perfect devotion to Humilis is made all the more poignant by his muteness. Concerned with the fragile condition of Humilis's health, Cadfael comes to his assistance with his prodigious skills as an herbalist --
and as a friend. --
Jacket flap.
Responsibility: Ellis Peters.

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Ellis Peters is the pseudonym of Edith Pargeter. 1992 is the 15th anniversary of the first Brother Cadfael book, "A Morbid Taste for Murder". Other books by the author include "The Summer of the  Read more...

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