The Tavern in the Morning

The Tavern in the Morning

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  • Hardcover
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Released December 7, 2000
ISBN 9780340739358

£45.00

Market day, and the inn at Tonbridge has been busy since early morning. As night closes in, a man lies dying in the guest chamber, poisoned by a piece of pie made by Goody Anne herself. Josse d'Acquin, a regular vistor to the tavern and an admirer of Mistress Anne's culinary skills, arrives to investigate. He discovers wolf's bane in the remnants of the pie. And learns that, among all the strangers through the tavern that day, one stood out - a charming, handsome nobleman, who asked for the same chicken and vegetable pie. . . When he fails to persuade the Sheriff that the death is suspicious, Josse turns to his old friend, Abbess Helewise. Weakened from a severe bout of fever, she nonetheless provides a thread of common sense as Josse follows the trail of murder into the great Wealden Forest, and finds something there that will change his life forever...

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Alys Clare

Alys Clare is the pseudonym of a novelist with some 20 published works to her name. Brought up in the countryside close to where the Hawkenlye Novels are set, she went to school in Tonbridge and later studied archaeology at the University of Kent.

She lives for part of the year in Brittany, in a remote cottage deep in an ancient landscape where many past inhabitants have left their mark; on her doorstep are relics that date from the stone circles and dolmens of the Neolithic to the commanderies, chapels and ancient tracks of those infamous warrior monks, the Knights Templar. In England, Alys's study overlooks a stretch of parkland which includes a valley with a little spring. The waters of this spring are similar in colour and taste to Tunbridge Wells's famous Chalybeat Spring, and it was this that prompted Alys's setting of her fictional Hawkenlye Abbey in the very spot where her own house now stands.

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