The Rose of the World
by Alys Clare

The thirteenth book in the ever-popular Hawkenlye medieval mystery series

Autumn, 1210. A year ago, King John was excommunicated – and now his men have come to Hawkenlye Abbey to take it over. Abbess Caliste, Helewise’s successor, worries how she is to feed the nuns under her care, let alone conduct her usual good works. Meanwhile, Helewise has moved into Hawkenlye Manor with Josse, and their lives are full of family and warmth. But after a visit to St Edmund’s Chapel, Helewise’s eleven-year-old granddaughter, Rosamund, goes missing – and soon all that they hold dear is threatened . .


Appealing characters, an unusual plot, authentic period detail, and plenty of unexpected twists make this Hawkenlye novel a sure thing for fans of medieval mysteries.


Will have an entrancing hold on readers whether they are new to the series or devoted followers . . . There were no Amber Alerts or negotiating teams back in the day. Imagine the anguish of a missing child and then compound it with the inherent dangers of rescuing her. The family drama components make a strong case for sharing this title with readers who don’t necessarily gravitate toward historical mysteries.

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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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The Rose of the World by Alys Clare is available in the following formats

Hardback978072788023931st March 2011144 X 222mm240£20.99
Hardback978072788023931st March 2011144 X 222mm240£21.99
Ebook97817801006161st November 2011N/A240$6.99
Ebook97817801006161st November 2011N/A240£4.99
Paperback978184751343430th December 2011137 X 215mm240£12.99
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