The Leper's Return

The Leper's Return

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It is 1320 and civil war is looming as Ralph of Houndeslow rides into Crediton. Ralph faces a daunting task as Master of St Lawrence's, the leper hospital. Not only are his charges grievously ill, they are also outcasts of society, shunned by all healthy folk. The citizens of Crediton have other concerns. The murder of Godfrey of London and the assault on his daughter Cecily, for instance, crimes all to easily attributed to the conman and womaniser John of Irlaunde. Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, is not convinced that John is the culprit, and soon his is following other leads, assisted by Bailiff Simon Puttock. But only when they discover the identity of the man overheard talking to Cecily before the attack will the astounding truth begin to emerge. Meanwhile, feeling against the lepers is growing, fed by rumours deliberately spread. Unless the burghers of Crediton can be made to see reason, Baldwin and Simon could have full-scale slaughter on their hands.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 116 x 176 x 24mm | 196g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised.
  • 0747259518
  • 9780747259510
  • 318,266

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'A neatly constructed tale...An absorbing page-turner...Jeck's historical research, his loving descriptions of the Devon countryside, his neat way of drawing characters, are shown to their best advantage in this book' -- Deryn Lake, SHOTS
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About Michael Jecks

Michael Jecks gave up a career in the computer industry to concentrate on writing and the study of medieval history, especially that of Devon and Cornwall. He and his wife now live in northern Dartmoor.
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4 42% (288)
3 19% (128)
2 2% (14)
1 1% (7)
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