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A Rare Benedictine by Ellis Peters

A Rare Benedictine (original 1988; edition 1991)

by Ellis Peters

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Title:A Rare Benedictine
Authors:Ellis Peters
Info:Mysterious Press (1991), Mass Market Paperback, 150 pages
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A Rare Benedictine by Ellis Peters (1988)



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Ellis Peters had written several of the Cadfael series, and he was well established in his habits and ways when she decided to write this prelude short story. It tells of the journey of his soul from Crusader to Benedictine monk. The other two short stories are more of the Cadfael we know and love, in shorter form.

I love the way Peters allows us to read people through Cadfael's eyes and thoughts. Even in that, we are shown their motivations, not told. There is much introspection, yet it isn't heavy or dreary. ( )
  MrsLee | Feb 12, 2017 |
In this volume we are treated to three short stories of Brother Cadfael, including one which explains how he came to leave his military service, and join the Benedictines. Nice collection, entertaining. ( )
  fuzzi | May 29, 2016 |
This collection of 3 short stories in the Brother Cadfael series is wonderful. Peters shows her skill at bringing out the depth of Cadfael's understanding of human nature and compassion for human foibles. I especially liked the first story, "A Light on the
Road to Woodstock" which shows a little of the background of Brother Cadfael & why he decided to join the monastery. ( )
  juniperSun | Apr 18, 2016 |
Three medium-length stories featuring Brother Cadfael, including one about his initial call to monastic life, returning to England after the Crusades.

Well written and interesting with clever plots. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
I like this collection of three short stories chiefly for the first story, which tells how Cadfael became a monk. The illustrations are so-so, not as successfully medieval as say Pauline Baynes. ( )
  antiquary | Oct 11, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Ellis Petersprimary authorall editionscalculated
BascoveCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chwat, SergeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harper, CliffordIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Janssens, PieterTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Langowski, JürgenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Oka, TatsukoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ooide, KenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pelitti, ElsaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pošustová-Menš… StanislavaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Brother Cadfael sprang to life unexpectedly when he was already approaching sixty, mature, experienced, fully armed and seventeen years tonsured.

The King's court was in no hurry to return to England, that late autumn of 1120, even though the fighting, somewhat desultory in these last stages, was long over.

A light on the road to Woodstock.
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Three short stories : A light on the road to Woodstock ; The price of light ; Eye witness.
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Consists of three short stories:

A Light on the Road to Woodstock (1120)

The Price of Light (1135)

Eye Witness
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Finally, Brother Cadfael's many fans can discover the chain of events that led him into the Benedictine Order! Lavishly illustrated, these three tales show Cadfael at the height of his sleuthing form. "Three classic stories featuring Brother Cadfael . . . whose powers of deduction are practically miraculous".--Booklist.

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A collection of three stories of 12th-century monastic life including a Christmas story, a tale of robbery and attempted murder, and a narrative of Brother Cadfael's early years.

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