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Monk's Hood - Ellis PetersAnother case for Cadfael (1176 words)
by ladybracknell - written on 06/11/10 (Very useful, 82 readings)
from £1.95 plus postage or used copies from 1p. Most public libraries also carry the full series which you can read for free! About the author: Ellis Peters was the pen name of Edith Pargeter, a writer and novelist who was born and lived for most of her life in Shropshire. Her knowledge of the history of the county of Shropshire and of Shrewsbury in particular, as well as the wider area of the Border country between England and Wales, was put to excellent use in her historical novels and especially in the Cadfael Chronicles. My opinion: Although this isn t the first book in the series, the book begins by reintroducing all the members of the monastery and Sir ...
A Morbid Taste for Bones - Ellis PetersCadfael's first case (1008 words)
by ladybracknell - written on 25/10/10 (Very useful, 129 readings)
one. Some historical mysteries prove so popular with readers that they develop into a series and that was certainly the case with Brother Cadfael, and his creator, Ellis Peters, built on her original short story, A Rare Benedictine , turning the further investigations of Cadfael into a series which eventually totalled some twenty novels as well as several short stories. These wonderful stories then were adapted into an equally good TV series starring Derek Jacobi. A Morbid Taste for Bones was the first full length novel featuring Brother Cadfael and was for many readers their first introduction to this clever and godly Benedictine monk, who lived at the abbey in ...
A Morbid Taste for Bones - Ellis PetersMedieval monastic mysteries (222 words)
by Gromit - written on 03/10/00, updated on 03/10/00 (Very useful, 406 readings)
fighting) and quickly established his career in the monastery as a healer. In the books he uses these skills to solve mysterious deaths. Set in Shrewsbury in the 12th century, Ellis Peters creates a marvellous theme that is very captivating. I purchased this book whilst in an American airport lounge waiting for my departure. I had watched one of the programmes on TV and decided to try it out. I found I could hardly put the book down and was really glad I bought it. I am not a fan of whodunnits but these are an excellent read. The first story finds Cadfael back in Wales to bring the bones of Saint Winifred back to Shrewsbury Abbey. The local people are naturally reluctant ...