The Burgundian’s Tale
by Kate Sedley

Things aren’t going too well at home for Roger the Chapman and his wife, Adela.

Their fourth child has died only days after being born and Roger fails to conceal his feelings of relief at having one less mouth to feed. Adela naturally resents his attitude and their bitter arguments become increasingly commonplace. Roger decides that to maintain harmony at home the best thing he can do is take up his pack and cudgel and once again leave Bristol to trade his goods in the surrounding countryside.

Almost as soon as he makes this decision, he receives a message from King Edward IV’s brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, summoning him to London to assist in the investigation into the murder of Fulk Quantrell, the son of one of the ladies-in-waiting to Margaret, Duchess of Burgundy, who is on a triumphant return visit to London. It seems Roger has no choice but to return to the dirty, crowded streets of London, where he soon meets a surprising number of people – royalty, servants and workers alike – who all have a motive for murder.

Reviews

This is not only a splendid social history, but a rich and satisfactory mystery to boot

Publishers Weekly

Medievalists will enjoy Roger’s perambulations through the grand places and mean streets of London until a chance recognition brings the mystery to a satisfactory close

Kirkus Reviews

As usual, Sedley’s exuberant writing style, lively humor, larger-than-life characters, and deft touches of historical authenticity make for another appealing addition to this well-liked series

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Kate Sedley

Kate Sedley, a student of Anglo-Saxon and medieval history, lives in England. She is married and has a son, a daughter, and three grandchildren. The Saint John’s Fern is the ninth novel in her critically acclaimed series featuring Roger the Chapman.

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The Burgundian’s Tale by Kate Sedley is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483010271st August 2013N/A256$10.99
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