The Joys of My Life
by Alys Clare

“This is a skillfully plotted, delightfully written genre-bender with appealing characters, bold adventure, and dark intrigue. Top notch!” Booklist Starred Review

May 1199: a party of five from Hawkenlye Abbey is summoned to the Ile d’Oleron by Queen Eleanor and have journeyed hundreds of miles for more than three weeks to reach their destination. The queen has summoned Abbess Helewise and her party to discuss the building of a chapel at the abbey, dedicated to the well-being of the soul of her dear son King Richard.

Meanwhile Sir Josse d’Acquin receives secret orders of a very different kind that set him on the trail of a group of mysterious knights rumoured to be devil worshippers. As Helewise heads for home, Josse follows his quarry to Chartres, where at night in the shadows of the new cathedral he meets the last person he expects to find there: Joanna. And she has grave problems of her own . . .

Reviews

"This is a skillfully plotted, delightfully written genre-bender with appealing characters, bold adventure, and dark intrigue. Top notch!"

Booklist Starred Review

"Another winner in Clare's medieval series thanks to a canny brew of mysticism, romance and adventure"

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Alys Clare

Alys Clare lives in the English countryside where her novels are set. She went to school in Tonbridge and later studied archaeology at the University of Kent. She is also the author of the Hawkenlye, Aelf Fen and Gabriel Taverner historical mystery series.

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Editions

The Joys of My Life by Alys Clare is available in the following formats

Ebook97817801024811st March 2012N/A224£8.99
Ebook97817801024811st March 2012N/A224$10.99
Paperback978184751098330th November 2009141 X 220mm224£12.99
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