By Ellis Peters
Set within the 12 months of Our Lord 1120, 3 stories of intrigue and treachery, that includes the chain of occasions that led one-time crusader Cadfael into the Benedictine Order.
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“A terrific tale of redemption and recovery that may hot your center in the course of the Christmas season—or any time of 12 months! ”
—Francine Rivers, best-selling writer of Redeeming Love
Wrapped in a cloud of steam, the engine rolled to a cease, the screech of steel opposed to steel filling the frosty air. Snow blew around the railway platform and round Meg’s calfskin jogging boots. the elements certainly used to be now not enhancing.
She ordered tea with milk and sugar, eying the currant buns and candy mincemeat brownies displayed underneath a bell jar.
Later, maybe, while her urge for food lower back. in the mean time her abdominal used to be twisted right into a knot.
“Anything else for you? ” the cashier requested as she passed over the tea, steaming and fragrant.
Meg used to be stunned to discover her palms trembling while she lifted the cup. “All i would like is a secure trip domestic. ”
“On an afternoon like this? ” the round-faced girl exclaimed. “None however the Almighty can promise you that, lass. ”
“A Wreath of Snow glows with heat, attraction, and beauty. an excellent learn. ”
—BJ HOFF, writer of The Riverhaven Years series
Christmas Eve 1894
All Margaret Campbell desires for Christmas is a secure trip domestic. whilst her plans for a festive vacation along with her relations in Stirling collapse underneath the burden of her brother’s bitterness, the younger schoolteacher wishes not anything greater than to come back to the scholars she loves and town apartment she calls domestic.
Then an unforeseen detour areas her within the course of Gordon Shaw, a good-looking newspaperman from Glasgow, who struggles below a burden of regret and disgrace.
whilst the key in their shared historical past is published, will it depart them tangled in a knot of remorse? Or may possibly their prior carry the threads that would bind their destiny together?
As hot as a woolen shawl on a chilly winter’s eve, A Wreath of Snow is a young tale of affection and forgiveness, wrapped in a party of all issues Scottish, all issues Victorian, and, specially, all issues Christmas.
Marianne Daventry will do whatever to flee the boredom of tub and the amorous attentions of an undesirable suitor. So whilst a call for participation arrives from her dual sister, Cecily, to affix her at a sprawling state property, she jumps on the probability. pondering she'll have the capacity to chill out and luxuriate in her loved English nation-state whereas her sister snags the good-looking inheritor of Edenbrooke, Marianne reveals that even the simplest laid plans can pass awry.
In 1914, Willie Dunne, slightly eighteen years previous, leaves at the back of Dublin, his relations, and the lady he plans to marry on the way to enlist within the Allied forces and face the Germans at the Western entrance. as soon as there, he encounters a horror of violence and gore he couldn't have imagined and sustains his spirit with purely the phrases at the pages from domestic and the camaraderie of the mud-covered Irish boys who struggle and die by way of his part.
In 1137, the Abbot of Shrewsbury makes a decision to obtain the continues to be of St Winifred. Brother Cadfael is a part of the excursion despatched to her ultimate resting position in Wales and so they locate the villagers passionately divided by way of the Benedictines' supply for the saint's relics.
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Alan Taylor joined the ILP in 1921, when he was ﬁfteen. ’ 29 17 Rose Terrace, Preston, as it is now (with blue plaque to the right of the door). GROWING 29 Thus there was little difference initially between the arguments he could put within a left-wing ILP branch and his intellectual support for the CPGB. His parents’ involvement in politics led to various national politicians of the Left staying at their house. These included such leading Labour ﬁgures as Arthur Henderson and George Lansbury, and also Harry Pollitt of the CPGB.
I had lost my own father when I was seven. ’ She also delivered the judgement: ‘He was worth two of Alan. ’ In contrast, she observed of Connie Taylor, ‘She was something of a dragon. She had been a teacher – but got married to get out of teaching. 36 As well as enjoying the company of Doris Sharples, Percy continued to enjoy treating other children, notably his nephews and nieces. They later remembered him as their favourite uncle – ‘a delightful person’, ‘a nice bloke’. He had a strong sense of fun, so much so that they warmly recalled that ‘he wasn’t like a grown-up at all’.
Harry Thompson was one of an advisory committee, chaired by Walter Ayles and including Henry Sara, which organised the absolutists in Wakeﬁeld gaol and rejected the Home Ofﬁce’s proposals for them. 10 For the rest of the war and 1919 Connie devoted herself to her brother and to the cause of the conscientious objectors. Harry spent lengthy terms in gaol, and his sister took great pains to support him in any way she could. In the summer of 1919 the Taylors gave holidays at their rented holiday house in Hawkshead to a stream of conscientious objectors newly released from prison and selected by Harry Thompson.