The Rose Rent: Complete & Unabridged (Cadfael) Audio Cassette – Abridged, 30 Jun 1998
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Cosy as a teapot. (THE TIMES) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Derek Jacobi reads this compelling whodunnit from the bestselling Brother Cadfael chronicles, now on CD for the first time. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Cadfael fans will enjoy this a lot, but will find it a touch less well developed in terms of character. All in all, a good read.
I would reccomend them to anyone. But I only like them read by Dereck Jacobi, my personal choice.
This May of 1142, spring has begun late; winter's prolonged grip has been reflected in human affairs. King Stephen, freed by a prisoner exchange after THE PILGRIM OF HATE, raised the Empress' hopes by falling ill, but her move to Oxford was premature; he's now in fine fettle, picking off the empress' outposts. While these events, and the war at large, have little effect on this story, they'll be relevant in the next book, THE HERMIT OF EYTON FOREST. Cadfael's worries are more immediate, but easing now that the crops have finally been sown and it looks as though the roses will be out by the 22nd of June, the feast of St. Winifred's translation.
The Widow Perle - 25-year-old Judith Vestier that was - lost her husband to a terrible fever four years ago, despite everything Cadfael could do, then lost her only child in miscarriage shortly thereafter. In the depths of her grief, she couldn't bear to stay in the house where they'd been happy, so she deeded the place to the abbey in exchange for an annual rent of one white rose from her favorite rosebush, to be paid into her hand each June 22nd. (As heiress to the Vestier clothier business, Judith has ample property even without the house; she moved in 'over her shop', as it were, with her widowed aunt and her cousin Miles.Read more ›
on my shelf i already have the cadfael-dvd's but i wanted the cd's as well and i'm not disappointed. on the contrary, derek jacobi - once more - brings all the needed nuances.
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I was very disappointed with this item. The description stated that it was in very good condition but in fact the spine was unglued and the pages were falling out. Read morePublished 2 months ago by poppet
Cadfael books are always good and I m working my way through them all. As for the actual delivery - I'm using ebook a- with amazon the process is simplicity itself.Published 6 months ago by J m darley