The Devil's Novice

The Devil's Novice

The Eighth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

Large Print - 1999
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In the year 1140, Peter Clemence, a political envoy on a mission to help prevent the dismemberment of England, is found murdered and suspicion centers on Meriet Aspley, a young novice in Brother Cadfael's abbey

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, 1999.
ISBN: 9780786216680
0786216689
Characteristics: 293 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.

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ramga3 Jan 20, 2014

Read the whole series years ago & loved every one!

EuSei Jan 20, 2014

Book 8 on the "Brother Cadfael" series and another superb story by Edith Pargeter (real name of Ellis Peters). Very well crafted, her writing is obviously not “old” English, but she brings to her words a taste of that time. I has just the right amount of mystery, intriguing characters and situations. The series of books was made into several movies with one of my favorite actors, Derek Jacobi, as Brother Cadfael. I watched the movies before reading the books and maybe that is the reason, but I can’t imagine another actor in the skin of Cadfael. When I read the books, I can’t help imagining Jacobi as the Benedictine monk!

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