The Rose Rent

The Rose Rent

Large Print - 2000
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Judith Perle, a young widow who had greatly loved her husband, has conveyed one of her properties to the Abbey of Shrewsbury in return for the annual rent of one white rose from the bush growing on the property's north wall. A few years later, in 1142, the delivery of the rose became an issue, since there were men in Shrewsbury who desired Judith for her beauty or her substantial dowry. The first crisis appears to have been averted by the handling of the monks of the Benedictine Abbey, among them Brother Cadfael. But a sudden brutal murder cries out for investigation and punishment...
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2000.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©1986
ISBN: 9780786225699
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 289 pages (large print) : maps, 22 cm


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EuSei Jul 02, 2015

Another excellent, extremely well-written, well constructed story by Edith Pargeter (Ellis Peters). "The biting wind changed to a temperate breeze, the sun came out over the earth like a warm hand stroking, the seed stirred in the ground and put forth green blades, and a foam of flowers, all the more exuberant for having been so long restrained, burst forth in gold and purple and white over garden and meadow." This is an example of the prose by the talented writer who wrote the Cadfael mysteries. All books, so far, excel. Highly recommend.

Jul 04, 2012

Good mystery, nice historical texture and likeable characters. Really excellent historical mystery.


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