The Raven in the Foregate (Brother Cadfael Series #12)

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It is Christmas, A.D. 1141, Abbot Radulfus returns from London, bringing with him a priest for the vacant living of Holy Cross, also known as the Foregate. The new priest is a man of presence, learning, and discipline, but he lacks humility and the common touch. When he is found drowned in the millpond, suspicion is cast upon a young man who arrived with the priest's train and was sent to work in Brother Cadfael's garden. Indeed, he is soon discovered to be an impostor. To Brother Cadfael, now falls the familiar ...

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It is Christmas, A.D. 1141, Abbot Radulfus returns from London, bringing with him a priest for the vacant living of Holy Cross, also known as the Foregate. The new priest is a man of presence, learning, and discipline, but he lacks humility and the common touch. When he is found drowned in the millpond, suspicion is cast upon a young man who arrived with the priest's train and was sent to work in Brother Cadfael's garden. Indeed, he is soon discovered to be an impostor. To Brother Cadfael, now falls the familiar task of sorting out the complicated strands of innocence and guilt.

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Washington Post
Enchanting...medieval England comes marvelously alive.
Chicago Sun-Times
Some of the most elegant, unstilted prose being written in mystery novels. [Peters'] chronicles of twelfth-century abbey life in England...have made her a best-selling phenomenon on both sides of the Atlantic.
Detroit News
Absorbing...A source of far more pleasure than The Name of the Rose...Brohter Cadfael's Aristotelian eye is, as usual, tempered by an instinctive knowledge of the human soul.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780446405348
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/1/1997
  • Series: Brother Cadfael Series, #12
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 325,590
  • Product dimensions: 4.12 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.62 (d)

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