Book Review: The Leper of Saint Giles by Ellis Peters (Five Stars)

Book Review: The Leper of Saint Giles by Ellis Peters

Five Stars

“Such as he live with a humility that transcends all possibility of humiliation.”

One of the best of the twenty volume corpus. Ellis Peters has found her pace and strides boldly forward.

“The trouble with things so obviously suspect, after all, is that they may indeed be true.”

These are tales of murder and romance in medieval England. That you get a practical history lesson along the way is a bonus.

“A comely person is no warrant to a comely spirit.”

Formulaic? I suppose, but if there’s a formula it’s that it’s never easy for anyone, least of all forCadfael. Just as obvious culprit may be innocent, so the obvious lover may not be the best. Youth, beauty and innocence point toward both.

“I have always known that the best of the Saracens could out-Christians many of us Christians.”

This tale was among the best of the thirteen made for television. Some chronicles are barely recognizable.

“It may also be that [God] has a right to expect a little support from men.”

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: The Leper of Saint Giles by Ellis Peters (Five Stars)

  1. Oh another one of the 20. Better not buy one, then I’ll have to read more! No time now, maybe later.
    Great painting of the railroad station. It reminded me of the Polar Express. It has the mystery feeling of that world.

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