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The Confessions Of Brother Haluin

15 (Cadfael Chronicles)

By Ellis Peters

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Format: Paperback, 208 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 19 May 1994
In the winter of 1142, snow blankets the Bendictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul causing damage to the guest hall, and the brothers must repair its roof before the danger worsens. The treacherously icy conditions are to prove nigh fatal for Brother Haulin when he slips from the roof in a terrible fall, sustaining such grave injuries that he makes his deathbed confession to the Abbot and Brother Cadfael. A startling story of trespasses hard for God or man to forgive emerges. But Haulin does not die. On his recovery, he sets out on a journey of expiation, with Cadfael as his sole companion. An arduous trip, it leads to horrifying discoveries, and to murder...

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In his fifteenth chronicle Brother Cadfael is witness to a shocking near-death confession and accompanies a fellow Benedictine on a dangerous quest for redemption.

About the Author

Ellis Peters is one of the pseudonyms of Edith Pargeter who wrote several books under her own name and also Peter Benedict, Jolyon Carr and John Redfern. She was the recipient of the Crime Writers Association and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award. She died in 1995.


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EAN: 9780751511154
ISBN: 0751511153
Publisher: Sphere
Dimensions: 17.7 x 12.1 x 1.4 centimetres (0.06 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Ian Hall on
The world of the twelfth century comes to life again in the skilful hands of Ellis Peters. Her medieval hero, Benedictine monk and more than occasional investigator, Brother Cadfael, is on this occasion helping Brother Haluin find peace for his deeply troubled conscience. As the reader might have expected though the mission of mercy doesn't go to plan and before long Cadfael is entangled in murder and intrigue.

This is one of the better volumes in the series. The story is well plotted, the characters well drawn, and it's impossible not to like Cadfael. This is an easily read, well written medieval whodunnit. What more could any reader ask for?
Catherine Buckley on
I've been collecting the Cadfael novels & TV series for several years, but they are proving increasingly difficult to find. No bookstores ever have them in stock & promise at least 3 months waiting. Not so with Fishpond - I had the book in 2 weeks after ordering it.

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