A Parliament of Spies: A Mystery

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Macmillan, Jan 31, 2012 - Fiction - 384 pages
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All the danger and intrigue of 14th-century England spring to life in this "compelling" (Publishers Weekly) series about the brave, incorruptible Abbess of Meaux.

Abbess Hildegard may consider herself  “just a nun with no useful skills or connections,” yet her loyalty and intelligence have brought her to the attention of King Richard II himself—not the safest place to be, when the king has enemies on all sides. As Hildegard wrestles with her role as a spy in the parliament that is hastily gathering at Westminster, Cassandra Clark's A Parliament of Spies shows us the human side of history, giving readers new reason to follow Publishers Weekly’s rallying cry: “Medievalists rejoice!”



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Review: A Parliament of Spies (Abbess of Meaux #4)

User Review  - Lindsey - Goodreads

This was actually my second time reading it-only because I had completely forgotten I had read it before. That shows how memorable this book is. It follows Hildegard, a Cistercian nun, as she tries to discover a murderer and expose a treasonous plot against King Richard. Read full review

Review: A Parliament of Spies (Abbess of Meaux #4)

User Review  - Oonagh - Goodreads

Not nearly as good as a couple of the books at the start of this series, the author seems to have changed her narrative style and the result (for me at least) was confusion. The period of history the ... Read full review

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CASSANDRA CLARK lives in London. This is the fourth novel in her acclaimed series featuring Abbess Hildegard. Her childhood spent in Yorkshire was her inspiration for the series.

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