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The Hermit of Eyton Forest

Peters, Ellis

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ISBN 10: 0747200378 / ISBN 13: 9780747200376
Published by Headline, London, 1987
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True (U.K.) first edition of the 14th in the series of Brother Cadfael medieval mysteries. A very fine, fresh copy in equally fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # E1257

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Title: The Hermit of Eyton Forest

Publisher: Headline, London

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Yes

Edition: First

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The year is 1142. England is in the iron grip of civil war, and within the sheltered cloisters of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, there begins a chain of events no less momentous than the upheavals of the outside world. First, there is the sad demise of the Lord of Eaton, whose ten-year-old son and heir, the young Richard, is a pupil at the abbey. The boy refuses to surrender his new powers to his formidable grandmother, Dionysia. Then there is the arrival of the hermit Cuthred, who enjoys the protection of Lady Dionysia, and whose young companion, Hyacinth, befriends Richard. Despite his reputation for holiness, Cuthred's arrival heralds a series of mishaps for the monks. When Richard disappears and a corpse is found in Eyton Forest, Brother Cadfael is once more forced to leave the tranquility of his herb garden and devote his knowledge of human nature to tracking down a ruthless murderer.

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Ellis Peters (1913-1995) was the pen name of English novelist Edith Pargeter, author of scores of books under her own name. She was a recipient of the Silver Dagger Award and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, conferred by the Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain, as well as the coveted Edgar, awarded by the Mystery Writers of America.

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