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The Sixth Lamentation *Signed w/band*

Brodrick, William

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ISBN 10: 0316861618 / ISBN 13: 9780316861618
Published by Little, Brown & Company, 2003
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed first UK edition/first printing of author's debut crime novel featuring Father Anselm, lawyer-turned-priest by priest-turned-lawyer and writer Brodrick. Fine copy in dustwrapper with wrap-around band intact but it has a couple crimps. Bookseller Inventory # 1408040002

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Title: The Sixth Lamentation *Signed w/band*

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition.

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A man arrives at Larkwood Monastery claiming sanctuary. Edward Schwermann is accused of Nazi war crimes: the chances are he's stained with blood, but politics demand that Larkwood shelter him. And Schwermann has intimated that the Church offered him sanctuary once before, during the war. It is this potentially embarrassing claim which brings Father Anselm onto centre stage. Once a lawyer, Anselm is sanctioned to make discreet enquiries in Rome, but as he edges towards the truth behind Schwermann's crimes, his renewed contact with the outside world threatens to overwhelm his fragile spiritual identity. For Agnes Embleton, seeing Schwermann's face on the television has brought back a flood of memories: of Paris, of The Round Table, a group of idealistic students who tried to save thousands of Jewish children from deportation, of the Frenchman who betrayed them and of Schwermann, the German officer who sent the children to their deaths. But what Agnes doesn't know and Anselm discovers is the personal investment Schwermann had in The Round Table, the silent bargains made by its members and the true extent of Schwermann's final treachery.

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In a career change that mirrors Father Anselm's, Bill Brodrick was a Franciscan friar before leaving the order to become a practising barrister. This is his first novel and Agnes' story is loosely based on the wartime experiences of his mother.

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