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A Rare Benedictine

Ellis Peters

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Fiction, Crime & mystery, Historical mysteries, Historical adventure, Historical fiction

Introducing the medieval sleuth Brother Cadfael. This beautifully illustrated collection of short stories written by Ellis Peters tells the tale of how Brother Cadfael, one of our most beloved sleuths, became a monk, and entered a world of mystery, intrigue and treachery.

Ellis Peters' A RARE BENEDICTINE introduces Brother Cadfael, the beloved medieval sleuth brought to life by Derek Jacobi in CADFAEL.

In the autumn of 1120, after sixteen years of plotting, manipulating and fighting to conquer Normandy, the King's Court has returned to England, victorious. But, for one Welshman amongst them, the adventure is just beginning.

For Cadfael is about to embark on a journey that will lead him to the Abbey at Shrewsbury and into the Benedictine Order. Where mystery, intrigue and treachery await...

To be treasured by Cadfael fans, this is also the perfect starting point for readers delving into the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael for the first time.
Readers love the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael!

***** 'I cannot speak too highly of the Cadfael books . . . full of adventure, history, fun, and splendid characters' Amazon review

***** 'Very well written . . . a real pleasure to read' Amazon review

***** ' My one regret is that I never found Cadfael twenty years ago' Amazon review

***** 'This character is totally endearing . . . The whole series is engrossing' Amazon review

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Praise for A Rare Benedictine

  • 'A must for Cadfael enthusiasts - quite magical' - Best

  • 'A book for all Cadfael fans to treasure' - Good Book Guide

  • 'Brother Cadfael...has made Ellis Peter's historical whodunnits a cult series' - Daily Mail

  • 'Thought-provoking, intriguing, stylishly written and superbly, too, may become hooked' - Woman and Home

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Ellis Peters

Ellis Peters was a pseudonym of Edith Pargeter, OBE. As Ellis Peters she was the bestselling author of twenty Brother Cadfael Chronicles and the illustrated short story collection A Rare Benedictine. Under her own name she wrote numerous critically acclaimed historical novels including A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury and The Brothers of Gwynedd Quartet. She was the recipient of the Crime Writer's Association and Cartier Diamond Dagger Award. She died in 1995.

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