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The Bastard's Tale
The Bastard's Tale
Author: Margaret Frazer
In Margaret Frazer's eagerly-awaited latest medieval mystery, the devout yet human nun Dame Frevisse, with her "common sense and humor" (Sharon Kay Penman), finds herself in the lavish world of England's royal court and high politics. There she learns that even the thickest of walls cannot keep out a threat against the royal family...
ISBN-13: 9780709075295
ISBN-10: 0709075294
Publication Date: 4/2004
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Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Wow, I really love this series but this book just dragged on and on. Normally I can't put a Frevisse book down, but this one I just couldn't get into. Maybe too much focus on setting up Joliffe's character for the other series, but the ending seemed rushed and unsatisfying after so much development. Read it if you are already into the series, if you've not read any, go back to the beginning and start there instead.
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(From cover)It is the year 1447, and powerful men from all of England have been summoned to Parliament in the great pilgrimage town of Bury St.Edmunds. Most come to make laws and pass taxes. But a small group of nobles will use this chance to bring down their greatest rival through treachery... From her nunnery, Dame Frevisse is brought into this swirl of politics and plotting by the ambitious Bishop of Winchester. Meant to observe and report to him what she sees, she instead is drawn into the dangerous maelstrom encircling the throne of England. The pity is that desperate acts of loyalty and love are not always enough to save men from murder-and an innocent man from the gallows..."Anyone who values high historical drama will feel amply rewarded by Edgar nominee Frazier's latest Dame Frevisse mystery...History fans will relish every minute they spend with the characters in this powerfully created medieval world." Publishers Weekly
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