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By Edith Pargeter

Writing as Ellis Peters, Pargeter has charmed and intrigued readers together with her bestselling Brother Cadfael medieval mysteries, quickly to be a television sequence. Now for the 1st time, all 3 of her acclaimed Heaven Tree novels, set in 12th-century Britain, come in the U.S. during this one good-looking quantity.

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