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Titre : The Sixth Lamentation
Éditeur : Little, Brown
Date d'édition : 2003
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Fine
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : 1st Edition.
First British (and true fist) Edition) (first printing). The first novel by the author of THE GARDENS OF THE DEAD, the story of a suspected war criminal who requests sanctuary in a Suffolk church. With the original "wrap-around" band. Fine/Fine. Signed by Brodrick on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 72706
Synopsis : A man arrives at Larkwood Monastery claiming sanctuary. Edward Schwermann is accused of Nazi war crimes: the chances are he's stained with blood, but politics demand that Larkwood shelter him. And Schwermann has intimated that the Church offered him sanctuary once before, during the war. It is this potentially embarrassing claim which brings Father Anselm onto centre stage. Once a lawyer, Anselm is sanctioned to make discreet enquiries in Rome, but as he edges towards the truth behind Schwermann's crimes, his renewed contact with the outside world threatens to overwhelm his fragile spiritual identity. For Agnes Embleton, seeing Schwermann's face on the television has brought back a flood of memories: of Paris, of The Round Table, a group of idealistic students who tried to save thousands of Jewish children from deportation, of the Frenchman who betrayed them and of Schwermann, the German officer who sent the children to their deaths. But what Agnes doesn't know and Anselm discovers is the personal investment Schwermann had in The Round Table, the silent bargains made by its members and the true extent of Schwermann's final treachery.
A propos de l'auteur: In a career change that mirrors Father Anselm's, Bill Brodrick was a Franciscan friar before leaving the order to become a practising barrister. This is his first novel and Agnes' story is loosely based on the wartime experiences of his mother.
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