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The heretic's apprentice

Author: Ellis Peters
Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, 1991, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elave, young clerk to William of Lythwood, returns from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with his elderly master's body. His missions are to bury William in his home abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, and to deliver a dowry to William's adopted daughter Fortunata. Elave, suspected of harboring views inimical to church doctrine, is held for ecclesiastical trial. And, when Aldwin, the Lythwood family clerk hired in Elave's  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: 0446400009 9780446400008 0892963816 9780892963812
OCLC Number: 60313318
Description: 250 pages ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Ellis Peters.

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Elave, young clerk to William of Lythwood, returns from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with his elderly master's body. His missions are to bury William in his home abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, and to deliver a dowry to William's adopted daughter Fortunata. Elave, suspected of harboring views inimical to church doctrine, is held for ecclesiastical trial. And, when Aldwin, the Lythwood family clerk hired in Elave's absence, is stabbed to death, Elave is incarcerated not only for heresy, but for murder. Fortunata's dowry, an intricately carved box with mysterious contents, holds the key to the mysteries that spring up around Elave and the Lythwood family. Brother Cadfael leaves his herbarium to investigate.

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