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After London By Richard Jefferies
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Jefferies' next novel, After London (1885), can be seen as an early example of "post-apocalyptic fiction": after some sudden and unspecified catastrophe has depopulated England, the... More > countryside reverts to nature, and the few survivors to a quasi-medieval way of life. The book has two parts. The first, "The Relapse into Barbarism", is the account by some later historian of the fall of civilisation and its consequences, with a loving description of nature reclaiming England: fields becoming overrun by forest, domesticated animals running wild, roads and towns becoming overgrown, the hated London reverting to lake and poisonous swampland. The second part, "Wild England", is largely a straightforward adventure set many years later in the wild landscape and society (here too Jefferies was setting an example for the genre); but the opening section, despite some improbabilities, has been much admired for its rigour and compelling narrative.< Less
Templar's Prophecy: The Lady Apollonia Mystery Series Book Four By Ellen Foster
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The Lady Apollonia of Aust, medieval sleuth and wealthy daughter of an earl, faces widowhood for the third time. She chooses to guarantee her sovereignty by vowing to become a Bride of Christ,... More > declaring that she will live a nun’s life but remain in the world. Her household takes up residence in Cirencester. There they encounter an ongoing power struggle between the local Augustinian Abbey and the townspeople. After centuries of the abbot’s declaration of being lord of the manor, the people of Cirencester search for ways to stop the abbey’s abuses of power against the town. Upon her arrival the Lady learns that, in the absence of the abbot, the abbey is being run by its prior, an evil living canon. He is known to abuse his power as a manipulative predator without a shred of human compassion or call to Christian ministry. Lady Apollonia is not only forced to deal with murder, she finds herself under attack by one whose muddled mind regards her as the source of evil.< Less
Templar's Prophecy By Ellen Foster
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The Lady Apollonia of Aust, medieval sleuth and wealthy daughter of an earl, faces widowhood for the third time. She chooses to guarantee her sovereignty by vowing to become a Bride of Christ,... More > declaring that she will live a nun’s life but remain in the world. Her household takes up residence in Cirencester. There they encounter an ongoing power struggle between the local Augustinian Abbey and the townspeople. After centuries of the abbot’s declaration of being lord of the manor, the people of Cirencester search for ways to stop the abbey’s abuses of power against the town. Upon her arrival the Lady learns that, in the absence of the abbot, the abbey is being run by its prior, an evil living canon. He is known to abuse his power as a manipulative predator without a shred of human compassion or call to Christian ministry. Lady Apollonia is not only forced to deal with murder, she finds herself under attack by one whose muddled mind regards her as the source of evil.< Less
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Joseph of Arimathea's Treasure By Ellen Foster
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The thrice widowed vowess, Lady Apollonia of Aust, brought her servants with her to Glastonbury in early February, 1397, to help her widowed son and his three small children. In Glastonbury, the Lady... More > and her party were overpowered by the dominating presence of the abbey and the extraordinary legends which defined it. While Apollonia and her household settled in her son’s home, they were unaware of the arrival of two Druids from Ireland who came to accomplish a mysterious purpose. When a brutal murder is discovered on the market place of Glastonbury, the orphaned son of the murdered woman is brought into the Lady’s household. Apollonia becomes aware that her son’s home will be robbed while he is away serving King Richard II. The Lady is at the centre of the investigation of the murder to determine the connexion between local crime and certain priests. She also embraced a number of ancient Celtic truths revealed by the Druids, defining the town of Glastonbury and the mysterious rocky peak called the Tor.< Less
Joseph of Arimathea's Treasure By Ellen Foster
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The thrice widowed vowess, Lady Apollonia of Aust, brought her servants with her to Glastonbury in early February, 1397, to help her widowed son and his three small children. In Glastonbury, the Lady... More > and her party were overpowered by the dominating presence of the abbey and the extraordinary legends which defined it. While Apollonia and her household settled in her son’s home, they were unaware of the arrival of two Druids from Ireland who came to accomplish a mysterious purpose. When a brutal murder is discovered on the market place of Glastonbury, the orphaned son of the murdered woman is brought into the Lady’s household. Apollonia becomes aware that her son’s home will be robbed while he is away serving King Richard II. The Lady is at the centre of the investigation of the murder to determine the connexion between local crime and certain priests. She also embraced a number of ancient Celtic truths revealed by the Druids, defining the town of Glastonbury and the mysterious rocky peak called the Tor.< Less
Effigy of the Cloven Hoof By Ellen Foster
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The opening pages of this historical mystery novel carry the reader into the midst of a demonic storm raging on the banks of the Severn River in Gloucestershire, England, in the early autumn of the... More > year 1400. Unknown to the household of Lady Apollonia of Aust a tidal bore has surged up the Severn Estuary leaving in its wake a pre-dawn tide of dead lepers. One decapitated body discovered in a tidal pool is revealed to be an ancient adversary of the Lady. This is the first book in the Lady Apollonia West Country Mysteries.< Less
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Memento Mori By Ellen Foster
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The first signs of early spring have begun to blossom in the year l392, and the Lady Apollonia is living in the home of her third husband in the city of Gloucester. Master Robert Windemere is a... More > wealthy wool merchant and furrier, a former bailiff of the city. Lady Apollonia is faced with the news of the death of her fourth son when his squire is finally able to return to her in fulfillment of a vow to his master. Losses in her personal life are echoed by an outbreak of major crime and murder in Gloucester, led by the most fiercely inhuman villain the Lady has ever encountered. Apollonia and her husband must deal with the realities of schism within the church and Wycliffe’s insistence upon reform. The Lady takes up the challenge to safeguard those who serve her and find a way to rid Gloucester of vicious criminals who enjoy powerful protection.< Less
The Quests of the Silver Knight By Daniel Cure
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The year is 1455 and with England under the control of the Duke of York, Jack Templeman is sent on a series of secret missions by Queen Margaret in a bid to gain back power for the House of... More > Lancaster. Caught between the influence of the Earl of Warwick, and his allegiance to his King, Jack is disturbed by a succession of anonymous attempts upon his life. As York’s influence wanes, Jack finds himself wrapped in a maze of deceit; confused by the omnipresence of death and conflicting loyalties. As his relationship with Elizabeth blossoms, will peace last long enough for them to settle together, or will the bickering feuds break into full scale war? Will he survive the shadow of death or fall prey to the foreboding Black Shuck? From the wilderness of northern England, to the perilous seas of the Channel; from the fortress of Kenilworth to the tournament fields of the Welsh Marches, this is the second Jack Templeman novel, The Quests of the Silver Knight, from the period now known as The Wars of the Roses.< Less

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