A Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, by Ellis Peters

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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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A Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, Book 1) (UK Edition)

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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