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The Red Velvet Turnshoe

The Red Velvet Turnshoe

Abbess Hildegard of Meaux (Volume 2)

Cassandra Clark

Minotaur Books

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"Hildegard is a welcome addition to the ever-expanding ranks of religious sleuths who populate the pages of medieval mysteries." - Booklist

In the midst of a long, bleak winter in the year 1383, flooding brought famine, famine brought disease, and The Black Death visited town after town.

Into this watery world, against a background of plague and the turmoil of the Hundred Years' War, a brave and brilliant nun, Abbess Hildegard, embarks on a quest for a precious relic, the Cross of Constantine.

Strong-willed and independent, she will need remarkable skills to survive. For with the English Crown at stake, there are many who want her mission to fail—and one, above all, who plans a deadly revenge.

The Red Velvet Turnshoe

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Black February in the year 1383: the rains started before Martinmas and swept throughout Europe, bringing floods, murrain and the plague. They did not cease until St Lucy's Day when a brief respite...

Praise for The Red Velvet Turnshoe

"Clark is one of the most sure-footed practitioners of this difficult genre ... she boasts the most precious skill a historical writer can possess: the ability to transport the reader into a distant era, corralling all the sights, sounds and smells of the past." - The Independent

"The author paints an authentic picture of late medieval life." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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