Book Review: The Leper of Saint Giles by Ellis Peters
“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.
“Death is present with us every day of our lives, it behooves us to take note of its nearness, not as a threat, but as our common experience on the way to grace.”
These are tales of murder and romance in medieval England. Well researched and well told. 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 life isn’t easy for anyone, least of all Cadfael. Just as the obvious culprit may be innocent, so the obvious lover may not be Continue reading