The Bastard's Tale

The Bastard's Tale

Book - 2003
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Penguin Putnam
In Margaret Frazer's eagerly-awaited latest medieval mystery, the devout yet human nun Dame Frevisse, with her "common sense and humor" (Sharon Kay Penman), finds herself in the lavish world of England's royal court and high politics. There she learns that even the thickest of walls cannot keep out a threat against the royal family...

Baker & Taylor
In fifteenth-century England, Dame Frevisse reluctantly leaves the sanctuary of her nunnery for the intrigues, high politics, and treachery of the royal court as she becomes embroiled in a plot that could threaten the throne of England itself.

Blackwell North Amer
In the year 1447, powerful men from all the realm of England have been summoned to Parliament in the great pilgrimage town of Bury St. Edmunds. Most come for the straighforward business of making laws and passing taxes, but a small group of great nobles are planning to use this chance to bring down, by treachery and treason, their greatest rival.
Against her will and under cover of her friendship with Lady Alice of Suffolk, her high-placed cousin, Dame Frevisse is brought from her nunnery into the fringes of this swirl of politics and plotting by the ambitious bishop of Winchester. Meant to observe and report to him what she sees, she is instead - through her old friendship with the player Joliffe and her new friendships with the scholarly Bishop Pecock and the royal bastard Arteys - drawn into the very center of treachery and death encircling the throne of England.
The pity is that desperate acts of loyalty and love are not always enough to save men from murder and an innocent man from the gallows.

Baker
& Taylor

In fifteenth-century England, Dame Frevisse reluctantly leaves the sanctuary of her nunnery for the intrigues, high politics, treachery, and schemes of the royal court as she becomes embroiled in a plot that could threaten the throne of England itself.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2003
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780425186497
0425186490
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY FRAZE...M
Characteristics: 309 pages ; 22 cm

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