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A Parliament of Spies

An Abbess of Meaux Mystery

by Cassandra Clark

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A Parliament of Spies by Cassandra Clark
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2012
    320 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Abbess Hildegard may consider herself  "just a nun with no useful skills or connections," yet her loyalty and intelligence have brought her to the attention of King Richard II himself - not the safest place to be, when the king has enemies on all sides. As Hildegard wrestles with her role as a spy in the parliament that is hastily gathering at Westminster, Cassandra Clark shows us the human side of history, giving readers new reason to follow Publishers Weekly's rallying cry: "Medievalists rejoice!"

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"Starred Review. Fans of strong female sleuths like Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma will feel right at home." - Publishers Weekly

"Mystery takes a back seat to copious historical detail in Hildegard's pleasing fourth adventure." - Kirkus Reviews

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Cassandra Clark Author Biography

Cassandra Clark was awarded an M.A. from the University of East Anglia, and went on to teach for the Open University on the Humanities Foundation course. Since then she has written full time as a playwright and has been the author of many contemporary romances as well as the libretti for several chamber operas. She lives and works in London, and explains that her childhood in the East Riding of Yorkshire was her inspiration for the stories.

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