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The Confession of Brother Haluin

Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Confession of Brother Haluin (1988) Ellis Peters

Set in England in 1143

Stephen and Maud are still battling over the English throne.

It seemed that as often as either of them got within touch of the crown, fortune took fright at the prospect of being in the service of either, and hurriedly snatched the prize away.

Cadfael was not of the opinion that a man’s main business in this world was to save his own soul. There are other ailing souls, as there are ailing bodies, in need of a hoist towards health.

It is a terrible responsibility, thought Cadfael, who had never aspired to ordination, to have the grace of God committed to a man’s hands, to be privileged and burdened to play a part in other people’s lives, to promise them salvation in baptism, to lock their lives together in matrimony, to hold the key to purgatory at their departing.

I’m still somewhat disturbed by the two young people, raised as siblings, falling in love.

Publisher: MysteriousPress
Rating: 7/10

Categories: British, Historical, Mystery, Re-Read     Comments (0)    



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