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A "Tale" of mystery and murder!,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Novice's Tale (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mysteries) (Mass Market Paperback)
I read this book for a junior year British Lit course and found it very interesting. Margaret Frazer brings to reality the life of a novice in a priory in the 1400's which at first glance would seem very ordinary and boring, but proves to be otherwise.
The story follows a few days in the life of Thomasine, a novice at St.Frideswide priory, who is overcome with the fear and anxiety at the appearance of her aunt, Lady Ermentrude, who she does not care for. Lady Ermentrude visits the priory, unannounced and unwelcomed, for reasons that are revealed at the end of the book. Lady Ermentrude is intensely rude, and unliked by almost all who know her. She breaks the rule of silence; she brings all her maids and men and even a monkey! She comes to take Thomasine away from the priory for reasons only known to her. Tomasine seems to be the most likely suspect for the murder until Sister Frevisse does a little detective work on her own and proves this theory wrong.
I really enjoyed this book. It keeps you quessing til the end. If you enjoy mysteries, this is the book for you.
Hope you enjoy it!!