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 . . .


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

Paperback978184751098330th November 2009141 X 220mm224£13.99
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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 English and psychology at the University of Keele and archaeology at the University of Kent. She is the author of the Aelf Fen, Hawkenlye, World’s End Bureau and Gabriel Taverner historical mystery series.

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