I read this book about 18-Sep-2004. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1977. This note was last modified Monday, 19-May-2014 16:51:03 PDT.
This is book 1 of the "Brother Cadfael" series.
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Start of the Brother Cadfael series, and a fine start it is. A fine series, too.
This one is about plundering the relics (that is, the body) of a saint from her grave in Wales for the greater glory of the abbey in Shresbury. Various things go wrong, and Brother Cadfael has a hand in straightening about everything out. The final outcome isn't actually known to the abbey officials, but it is to the people in Wales.