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THE 6TH LAMENTATION

Brodrick, William.

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ISBN 10: 0670031917 / ISBN 13: 9780670031917
Published by Viking., NY:, 2003
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. One of an unspecified number of copies specially prepared by the publisher and signed by Brodrick on a tipped in page. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 15926

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Title: THE 6TH LAMENTATION

Publisher: Viking., NY:

Publication Date: 2003

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st edition

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Larkwood Priory, Suffolk, 1995: Following his afternoon confessions, Father Anselm is stopped by an old man. What, he is asked, should a man do when the world has turned against him? Anselm’s response—claim sanctuary—is to have greater resonance than he could ever have imagined, for the man returns demanding the protection of the Church. He is Eduard Schwermann, a suspected Nazi war criminal.

Meanwhile, with her life running out, Agnes Aubret unburdens a secret to her granddaughter Lucy. Fifty years earlier Agnes lived in occupied Paris and risked her life to smuggle Jewish children to safety until her group was exposed by an SS officer: Eduard Schwermann.
 
As Father Anselm struggles to discover the truth about Schwermann’s history and Lucy delves ever deeper into her grandmother’s past, their investigations dovetail to reveal a remarkable story, in which two seemingly unconnected lives shockingly converge. William Brodrick is a master of crisp historical re-creation, precision plotting, and morally complex characterization.

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William Brodrick was a Franciscan friar before leaving the order to become a practicing barrister.

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