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Ellis Peters

A Morbid Taste For Bones

In 1137, the Abbot of Shrewsbury decides to acquire the remains of St Winifred. Brother Cadfael is part of the expedition sent to her final resting place in Wales and they find the villagers passionately divided by the Benedictines' offer for the saint's relics.

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    under the eaves, a large jug carried in both hands. The lively brown eyes flickered over the visitors, took in Cadfael and the priest with easy friendli
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    He doubted if there was a finer Benedictine garden in the whole kingdom
  • kareninfomailhas quoted5 years ago
    gh whether by an angel or an imp remained to be seen.

    “Lower your eyes, brother,” said Jerome chidingly. “It is not seemly to look so straightly upon women.”

    “And how did he know there were women passing,” whispered Brother John rebelliously, “if his own eyes were so dutifully lowered?

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