The Bone-Pedlar

The Bone-Pedlar

by SylvianHamilton (Author)


'In the crypt of the abbey church at Hallowdene, the monks were boiling their bishop ...' This is the world of medieval quest, of castles, journeys, chance encounters with beggars and spies, of violent killings, and sometimes of unimaginable cruelty. It also a world deeply enmeshed with the supernatural, in which the holy remnants of saints - the finger of St Thomas, the tooth of St Ursula - may be a matter of life and death. It is against this background, peopled with monks, witches, children, mountebanks, women good and evil, and knights Templar or otherwise, that Sir Richard Straccan's first adventure as bone-pedlar extraordinaire takes place. Central to it all is the kidnap of his beloved little daughter, Gilla, brought up by nuns since the death of his wife.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Edition: New
Publisher: Orion
Published: 04 Oct 2001

ISBN 10: 0752844237
ISBN 13: 9780752844237
Book Overview: The brilliant debut of an utterly beguiling new author A compelling mystery thriller set in the Middle Ages Sure to enchant readers with its originality and atmosphere First in a sequence of novels featuring Straccan and his friends; the second novel in the series, The Pendragon Banner, is published simultaneously in Orion hardback Guaranteed to appeal to fans of Brother Cadfael while also being wonderfully original 'Hamilton sets about her tale with wit and sardonic humour ... A splendidly racy adventure ... this is a very good start to a new medieval series' Sunday Telegraph

Author Bio
Sylvian Hamilton has been at different times a secretary, mother, lexicographer, journalist, farmer, second-hand bookseller and antiques dealer. She is a devoted a Star Trek fan. Since arthritis clipped her wings, she spends much of her time at home, a tiny cottage in the Scottish border country, with a very patient husband, two cats and about five thousand books.