By Ellis Peters
In 1137, the Abbot of Shrewsbury comes to a decision to obtain the is still of St Winifred. Brother Cadfael is a part of the day trip despatched to her ultimate resting position in Wales and so they locate the villagers passionately divided by way of the Benedictines' provide for the saint's relics.
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Christmas Eve 1894
All Margaret Campbell wishes for Christmas is a secure trip domestic. while her plans for a festive vacation together with her kin in Stirling disintegrate underneath the burden of her brother’s bitterness, the younger schoolteacher desires not anything greater than to come back to the scholars she loves and town residence she calls domestic.
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In 1137, the Abbot of Shrewsbury comes to a decision to procure the is still of St Winifred. Brother Cadfael is a part of the excursion despatched to her ultimate resting position in Wales they usually locate the villagers passionately divided via the Benedictines' provide for the saint's relics.
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