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5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant evocation of a lost age!, 20 Sep 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed this latest instalment in the Abbess of Meaux series, in which the redoubtable Hildegard finds herself mixed up with all kinds of sinister shenanigans in the great medieval city of York during the festival of Corpus Christi. Things get pretty serious, and there are moments when you fear for the the heroine's life, but, resourceful as ever, she comes through triumphant, though still secretly love-lorn, at the end. If you know York, still a medieval walled city to this day, the book is tremendously evocative, but even if you don't, it brilliantly brings to life this rich and complex place at the height of its medieval splendour. I would recommend the book to lovers of historical and crime fiction alike.